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I have absolutely no idea how this happened but one of my VM Workstation Machines all of a sudden cannot read the VM virtual disk files.

Somehow it seems that all permissions on this drive have become corrupt.

I have tried

setacl take ownership icacls disabling UAC (that allowed me to browser the directory)

Absolutely nothing works. What are my options here?

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Try this one Go on start button search vm workstation and right click on it's icon and select run as administrator.

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