Tuesday, 28 January 2014

VMware Workstation "Failed to lock the main memory file"

When attempting to start a virtual machine on VMware Workstation you may see the error"Failed to lock the main memory file" and you are prompted whether to discard or preserve the data.

It's worth clicking preserve and trying to start the virtual machine again at this point. If you still get the error try renaming the lock file found in the virtual machine's location on the file system.

The file will have a .vmem.lck extension for example.

DEMO-CLUS2K8-01-2127748b.vmem.lck

And then the virtual machine should start again OK.


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