I am getting more and more familiar with VMware Player since I use it almost every day in my current project. When I restarted my computer and the image after an unexpected shutdown I got this message: This virtual machine appears to be in use. This post lets you know how to easily get your image up and running again.
Above you can see the alert box I got when I tried to start my image in the VMware Player. The configuration file only tells you the path to your image, I added a censor strip since the path revealed my customer name.
- Go to the configuration file path (where you have you image)
- There you will find some folders with .lck ending (this is the locking file state)
- In my case three folders (imagename.vmem.lck, imagename.vmdk.lck and imagename.vmx.lck)
- Delete those folders
- Restart your image
This did the trick for me
Take notice that you might loose unsaved work on your image by doing this.