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Can’t get rid of old virtual machine files on Windows 10

I was trying to run my Ubuntu virtual machine, but it wouldn’t start (just a black screen that never changed) so I decided to get rid of it and possibly reinstall it later. I uninstalled it and tried manually deleting the files, but I get the error that they are already open in “vmware-vmx.exe”. I can’t get rid of the files so I uninstall vmware workstation 15 entirely, but the files still can’t be deleted because the process is still there. I tried using the task manager, but I am not allowed to delete the process. I tried using the command prompt as administrator to kill the process there, but then it says that “Could not be terminated, Reason: There is no running instance of the task.” even though it’s there in the tasklist.


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