Remove lock from vmware disk
Posted on 2014-04-23
I am by no means a VMWare expert. I am just learning this software and need a bit of help. Since i am just learning, if answering could you walk me thru step by step thru the troubleshooting??? I am using the vmware vsphere client 5.0
The issue that i am having is that i removed a disk from a VM and although i thought i had all data off of it apparently i missed a couple of files so i need to mount this disk to another VM. I have already migrated the VM that the disk was attached to to another host. whenever i try to mount this disk up to another VM i get the error:
"Unable to access file since it is locked."
i tried to add the disk into another VM and received the same error. Is this a way to remove this lock or some sort of workaround that would allow me to retrieve the files that i need from this disk?