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I have lots of .vmdk files:

  • blabla-s001.vmdk

  • blabla-s002.vmdk

  • blabla-s003.vmdk

How do I open them with VMware?

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closed as not a real question by Dave M, KronoS, 8088, BBlake, ChrisF Nov 15 '12 at 20:47

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Hi, have you read the VMWare docs at all? This seems like the kind of basic question the documentation would cover. – Peter Jenkins Nov 15 '12 at 17:35
Maybe your question is "how to I import lots of VMWare images as the same time". Do you need to batch import images? – Peter Jenkins Nov 15 '12 at 17:35
up vote 2 down vote accepted

From VMware workstion, either:

  • File
  • Open
  • Browse to the directory containing the virtual machines files (both the vmdk and the vmx files)
  • Open the .vmx file.

Done. You now have the virtual machine in your setup.

Alternative, if you just want to browse what is in the disk files without starting the vm.

From VMware workstion:

  • File
  • Map virtual disks
  • Map
  • Browse
  • Browse to the directory containing the files.
  • Select the disk file
  • [OK]


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oh my ... didn't see that file sitting at the end in finder ... thank you! – daniel Nov 15 '12 at 18:07

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