VMware Workstation – Failed to Lock File, cannot open disk.

So like many people, I have workstation on my laptop for test lab, with a fully functioning domain, multiple machines etc and as it’s a laptop, I shut the lid…Wander off… Get on the train, or in the car… Then it doesn’t get turned on for a few days, or is on/off/on/off etc. Workstation obviously doesn’t like this and recently I’ve been getting complaints of locked files on my VM’s, which, I don’t want to rebuild or faff with…

So voila! A solution. Simply delete (or backup, depending on your cowboy nature) the .lck files/folders of the affected VM, re-power on…and sorted! Emergency over!

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