Investigating virtual machine lock files in Fusion (1019357)
Fusion experiences any of these issues when powering on a virtual machine:
- Fails to open a disk or snapshot disk that the virtual machine uses
- Fails to lock a file
- Errors that a virtual machine is already powered on or is in use by someone else
- Verify that the virtual machine is powered off. For more information, see Investigating if a hosted virtual machine is powered on (1003844).
Warning: Deleting lock files or folders associated with a virtual machine when it is powered on may result in unrecoverable data loss.
- Navigate to the location of the virtual machine's files. For more information, see Locating the virtual machine bundle in VMware Fusion (1007599).
- Delete (or Move to Trash) any files or folders that end in .lck.
Lock files and folders are created when a virtual machine is powered on and are used to prevent multiple VMware processes from accessing the same virtual machine at the same time. Lock files and folders are left in a virtual machine's directory when a virtual machine is shut down unexpectedly and Fusion fails to perform routine removal of these files.