[SOLVED] Error: This Virtual Machine Appears to be in Use

When you get the following error on VMware, try to do the following workaround.

Error:

This virtual machine appears to be in use.

If this virtual machine is not in use, press the "Take Ownership"  button to obtain ownership of it. Otherwise, press the 'Cancel' button to avoid damaging it.

Solution:

  1. Turn off the VM.
  2. Close VMware Workstation.
  3. Open the folder where VMware files are located indicated in the error message.
  4. Remove any .lck or .lock files.
  5. Run VMware Workstation.
  6. Start the VM.

8 thoughts on “[SOLVED] Error: This Virtual Machine Appears to be in Use”

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    Thank you : This was really helpful

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      gracias me fue muy util

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    hi
    I am facing problem while powering on c7host. when I power it on it shows me welcome to emergency mode. So please give me instructions to troubleshoot this problem.

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    There is no .lck and .lock file.

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    Thank you!
    That was helpful & solved issue.

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    thank you This was really helpful

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    Thanks for your help

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    Muchas Gracias, solucionó mi problema!

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