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How to recover a VMware virtual machine

I was running Ubuntu in VMware Player. It froze up when I was using it, so I killed it with the Task Manager. The reason it froze was because I ran out of disk space. So after killing the process I made more space. But now, if I try to run the virtual machine again, I get the following error

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bert [Entry]

"Kill all the VMware process and restart the application will resolve the issue to start a VM

VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program and to access all directories it uses and rights to access all directories for temporary files."
bert [Entry]

"This seems to be the right answer solved and posted by OP (Phenom) originally as a comment:

Actually all I had to do was restart Windows-7. After restarting I
tried running the virtual machine again. Instead of starting from the
hibernation state it started from the power off state. After I logged
back in everything was there. –

It'd be nice to see an accepted answer when coming to this page."
"This seems to be the right answer solved and posted by OP (Phenom) originally as a comment:

Actually all I had to do was restart Windows-7. After restarting I
tried running the virtual machine again. Instead of starting from the
hibernation state it started from the power off state. After I logged
back in everything was there. –

It'd be nice to see an accepted answer when coming to this page."
bert [Entry]

"I managed to get XP PRO Installed no problem using VMware Player, but at some point I ended up not being able to power it on. I tried all sorts of things to fix without success.

However, after first installing the machine, I had backed up (with copy files) the complete folder at:

C:\Users\User\Documents\Virtual Machines\Windows XP Professional to

C:\Users\User\Documents\Virtual Machines\Windows XP Professional Copy

To recover I simply copied all the files from this backup into the Windows XP Professional folder and I was able to get up and running again without having to re-install everything (in my case: XPPRO + All Updates + dotNet3.5 + SQL ServerExpress 2005 + Legacy XP Application)."
bert [Entry]

I had the same issue and solved it reinstalling the VMPlayer.