Virtual disk error: unable to open disk.

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Good day to all. I was trying to open a virtual disk, and now I can't get through it.

How come it says "it depends on" some other disks?

Does it mean there is another one?


Cannot open the disk ‘/mnt/SSD/XP/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depend on.

Reason: The specific virtual disk needs repair.




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Virtual disk error: unable to open disk.




If you're getting this error message on VMWare, that means Fusion and Workstation does not work as expected. To get this fixed, try to go to the path specified on the error and delete any .lck folders. If that doesn't work, Use the latest version of Fusion to repair your virtual disk

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Virtual disk error: unable to open disk.



Getting this VMware error doesn’t necessarily mean that there is someone using your virtual disk. This means that your virtual machine desk descriptor went missing or corrupted. To resolve this issue, follow the steps below:

  1. Look for *.vmx file and open it using a text editor.
  2. Look for the line about the old snapshot file. It should look something like either of the following below:

    1. Sci0:0.fileName = “xxxxxx-000002.vmdk”
    2. Ide:0.fileName = “xxxxxx-000002.vmdk”
  3. After you found it, change the value of the file name. You must know the name of your virtual machine. So for example, your VM is named “My Computer”, then it should now look like this:

    1. Sci0:0.fileName = “My Computer.vmdk”
  4. Turn your VM on. Since the snapshot file is missing, it will turn on normally but to an earlier state.

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