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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

VMWare Player. Failed to lock the file error.

I had a power outage today while I was working with a virtual machine using the vmware player 4.0.4. When I got back to vmware and tried to start the virtual machine, I got this "VMware player cannot open disk ... Failed to lock the file" error message. After a little google search I found out that maybe a lock file could be causing this so I went to the folder where I had my virtual machine in and just deleted the lck file in the .vmdk.lck folder. Keeping it here for future reference.