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VMware workstation Error:Insufficient permission to access file.

Hi guys, Can anyone please tell me what this means?? I'm having trouble with VMware workstation 9 running on windows 7...Thanks. Unable to open file "C:\Users\Anne\Downloads\AlienWare\Mac OS X Lion\Mac OS X Lion Bootable .vmdk (For VMware)\Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file.

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Hi

I got the same problem and finally found the solution myself.
You need to un tick the read-only box from the file properties. See the photo below:
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Ahmed

Posted on Feb 16, 2014

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  • saravanan
    saravanan Apr 01, 2014

    can u tell me how to do that . pls

  • Ahmed S
    Ahmed S Apr 04, 2014

    Hi, select the file named "Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk" and choose "properties" then select "general" and on the bottom left of the screen as you see in the picture above, untick the "Read Only" box then click Apply and Ok.

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    Andersson Jamanca Apr 18, 2014

    Gracias brother.

  • Ahmed S
    Ahmed S Apr 18, 2014

    You're welcome.

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    Arpit Parekh Feb 16, 2017

    Nice solution

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Are you using administrator account to access this file ?

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It works for me

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Check the NTFS permissions on the file, change to EVERYONE Full Access if necessary to get it to work.

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