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Mount VMDK in Windows

If you wish to mount a vmdk file into your windows you need to download VDDK from VMware web site. After installation of VDDK, go to command prompt and run the below commands,

I am kept my VMDK in “C:\VMDK\Test.vmdk”

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit\bin>vmware-mount.exe  J:  “C:\VMDK\Test.vmdk”

Now, you have the read only access to drive “J”

If the vmdk file contains more than one partition you can use the parameter /v:x to mount the other volumes:

vmware-mount.exe /v:2 J: “C:\VMDK\Test.vmdk”

If you need a writeable access just use the parameter /m:w.

vmware-mount.exe /m:w J: “C:\VMDK\Test.vmdk”

To delete vmdk mount,use the parameter /d:

vmware-mount.exe /d J:

vmware-mount.exe /L = This command list out all mounted vmdk

Please note that disk management does not show the vmdk mounts. you can view mounts in “My Computer”.

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