Orphaned VM File
Definition - What does Orphaned VM File mean?
Techopedia explains Orphaned VM File
Dealing with orphaned VM files involve some challenges. IT workers may need to use particular search functions with specific syntax, depending on the host system. Oftentimes, those trying to clean up orphaned VM files report different file lock issues, where they cannot delete the files for some reason, for example, because the system recognizes them as in use. IT Experts offer guides on how to do this kind of "spring cleaning" to keep old data from cluttering up the system — specific tools for handling orphaned VM files include date/time searches that return older files that have not been in use recently.