VMware GSX error “The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file”

Virtual machine posted dialog: E:Virtual MachinesServer_Name.vmx
Operation on file “.Server_Name.vmdk.REDO_a03860” failed (The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file).
Pressing Retry will attempt the operation again. Pressing Abort will terminate this session.
Pressing Continue will forward the error to the guest operating system.

 

Error Message:
Virtual machine posted dialog: E:Virtual MachinesServer_Name.vmx
Operation on file “.Server_Name.vmdk.REDO_a03860” failed (The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file).
Pressing Retry will attempt the operation again. Pressing Abort will terminate this session.
Pressing Continue will forward the error to the guest operating system.

Problem:
When trying to access Virtual Machine from the console the above error message appears.

Resolution:

  1. Disable Anti Virus software from scanning the Virtual Machines folder lockup.
  2. Disable the archive bit option in the backup software for the VM folder.

3. Disable NTFS compression on the Virtual machines folder (Right-click the folder -> Properties -> General tab, deselect the Archive and Compressed options)

 
 
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