VMware Solution: “failed to lock the file cannot open the disk”
The Tip Simply Show How-to Troubleshooting the VMware Player, Workstation and Fusion Issue “failed to lock the file cannot open the disk.” on *Nix Systems.
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Open a Command Line Terminal Window
Remove the Lock
rm -rf /[path/to/myVirtualMachine]/Virtual Disk.vmdk.lck
How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Linux and Unix:
Links to Step-by-Step Guides on Installing VMware Tools.
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