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vmwareUser12232
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VMware Player cannot connect to the virtual machine

Hi

I'm running VMware 17.0 on Windows 11 Pro, 64 bit
When I open the Virtual Machine I get this error:


Error while powering on: VMware Player cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program uses, and access all directories for temporary files.

Failed to connect pipe to virtual machine: The system cannot find the file specified.

 

I tried running as administrator, repair, reinstalling, and the instructions given in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY08enN4ubk

 

Thank you

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RDPetruska
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Did this VM shut down unexpectedly at some point?  If there are any *.lck files or folders in the VM's folder, delete them and then try opening it again.

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vmwareUser12232
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No, it's the first time opening any VM (new PC)

I don't see any .lck files or folders

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