VMware Player cannot take ownership

Today I stuck with the VMware Player on my Ubuntu box. Because of the electricity cut off, my VMWare session got lost in the middle of working.
When the electricity came back, VMware was not there. It started to give error that another instance is being used but there is none at that moment.

There were two options; Take Ownership or Cancel.
Once I picked taking the ownership of the current instance I got;
"Taking ownership of this virtual machine failed. The virtual machine is in use by an application on your host computer. Configuration file: /home/mobilizer/vmware/OS12.vmx"

After taking a look at directories I found the *.lck directories under ~/vmware/ directory. After doing a simple rm -r *.lck from ~/vmware/, my VMware Player started to work again.

Comments

Anonymous said…
thank!
Anonymous said…
worked for me too!
thanks
IJO
Anonymous said…
Thx !
Anonymous said…
Thanks a lot
Anonymous said…
You're a lifesaver.
Anonymous said…
gr8......
its worked for me too......

Thanks,
Nag
Anonymous said…
Thanks Boss it worked....
you are great
Anonymous said…
I was running VMware Workstation on Windows and ran into the same problem. I read your post and tried deleting the lck directory in the virtual machine's folder, which fixed the problem. Thanks! :D
Anonymous said…
Thanks a lot mate
Anonymous said…
Thanks, 100% of comment-feedback for you ;)
Anonymous said…
Thanks! Worked on VMware Player 3.1.4 after Windows 7 crashed.
Anonymous said…
Thank you, it worked.
Anonymous said…
Thanks... worked for me too... on win7 I deleted the .lck directories...
Anonymous said…
Thanks, mate!
Anonymous said…
Thanks, works for me!
Anonymous said…
Thanks a lot. It works!
Anonymous said…
thank you to save me from the reinstall loop !

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