VMWare: could not open the client device (CD-ROM)

I’m trying to connect my virtual to my local computer’s CD ROM but I keep seeing the error:

Could not open the client device “D:” It is being used by another virtual machine or some other program

Even though I know it’s not in use! Here is a solution

Right-click the VM -> Edit Settings -> CD/DVD Drive 1 -> Emulate IDE

Problem solved.

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7 Responses to VMWare: could not open the client device (CD-ROM)

  1. Mehdi says:


    نجات دادی منو 🙂

  2. me says:

    thank you!

  3. Hamed says:


    واقعاً منم نجات دادی

  4. Hos says:

    Thank You!

  5. Paul says:

    Awesome thanks!

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