: When you perform a hard power off, this has the same effect as switching off the power switch on a physical computer. Perform this if it is necessary as it may cause data loss or file system corruption.
To force a virtual machine to power off:
Original Article from VMWare's KB
- From the Fusion menu bar, click and hold on Virtual Machine.
- Press and hold down the Option (Alt) key. The menu option for Shut Down changes to Force Shut Down. (In Fusion 2.x, Fusion 7.x, Fusion 8.x and earlier, it changes to Power Off).
- Click Force Shut Down. (In Fusion 2.x and earlier, click Power Off).