Unable to access file .vmdk since it is locked-Vcenter 5.0, Windows 7 SP1-no lock files

Unable to access file .vmdk since it is locked
Vcenter 5.0
OS is win7 sp1
But there are no lock files
No recent vmotion of the vm.
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Murty MAsked:
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Hello,

validate the files inside the datastore.

Currently that vm has a snapshot present?

Are you running a backup task for that vm?

Are there .lck files present?

Regards...
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Murty MAuthor Commented:
The worst part is ...there is no snapshot also and no lock files...
We are not running any Backup.
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Hello,

Did you validate snapshots in the instantaneous manager only?

also validates in the datastore.

Regards...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please provide a screenshot of your datastore VM folder ?

do you use third party backup software ?

is there a vswap file in the vm folder ?
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Murty MAuthor Commented:
There are no snapshots.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please provide a screenshot of your datastore VM folder ?
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Murty MAuthor Commented:
Please provide a screenshot of your datastore VM folder? Please find attached screen Shot.

do you use third-party backup software? No...

is there a vswap file in the vm folder ? No ..
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Sometimes we could clear errors like this by actually taking a snapshot, and then removing it right away... Can sometimes clear locks and flush the errors... SOMETIMES...
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Hello,

You can share the printer where you see the date of that snapshot, to see if that snapshot is being overwritten on the base disk.

You can do the following, create a folder in the datastore with a name of your preference and move the snapshot to that new folder.

Create the folder outside the folder of the affected vm, not inside the vm folder.

Regards...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
for your informaton file 0001 is a snapshot

but where are all the other files they appear to be missing
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
please read my EE article to familarise yourself with snapshots and how to check if the VM is writing to it

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

I can work you to resolve this issue maybe but only if you follow my instructions
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
please do not move any files!

Where are the other VM files located
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Murty MAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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