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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

VMWare - Cannot start Client Machine - Failed to lock the file

Description
You have setup a VMWare host and configure a couple of client machines inside.
One day you want to start the client machine but recieve an error "cannot open the ***********.vmdk or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: Failed to lock the file." You are certain that nothing is using that file.

Resolution
Find the file with *.lck extension inside the VM directory on the host machine. Rename the extension into something else. Try to start the VM client again.

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