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I receive an error while powering on a VM:

Unable to open file "D:\Virtual Machines\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.vmdk":

Insufficient permission to access file.

My system: Windows 7 32-bit with VMware Player.......some days it works but I (edited) did services run manually? Now am getting above error. What can I do?

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have u tried starting virtual machine with admin permissions? – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Sep 5 '13 at 6:17… I found the solution on another web site .It will help you. – user376879 Oct 9 '14 at 9:49

run virtual player as an Administrator

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Though this could be a solution it is better to change access rights of the files. – pabouk Oct 18 '13 at 8:11

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