VMWare – Taking Ownership of the Virtual Machine failed

Posted: December 14, 2012 in VMWare


Host OS might have shutdown unexpectedly causing a running Virtual Machine to die without saving its state.

1. Go to the virtual machines directory, where VM files are stored on host OS.
3. Check for lock (.lck) folder inside ussually has vmdk.lck, vmem.lck, vmx.lck extensions.

4. Delete the .lck (backup before you delete)

5. After delete, Try to Power On Virtual Machine again

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