VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) is a file format used by VMware products.

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How do I repair a VMWare Disk file?

I have a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 (guest) running in VMWare Workstation (11.1.3 build-3206955) on Windows 7 (host). I recently was working and received the following message. The operation on file ...
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Merge two VMDK files

I want to merge 2 VMDK files using: ||\vmware-vdiskmanager.exe" -r "E:\abc_vbox-disk1.vmdk" -t 0 C:\destination.vmdk|| It just converts the first file into the destination file and does not merge. ...
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Merging of VMDK files to Single VMDK - Diskname or some other argument is missing

Hi I would like merge vmdk files into one single file. I use vmware-vdiskmanager. I tried used this cmd C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware-vdiskmanager -r C:\Users ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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Power Outage: Corrupted vmdk image - VERR_VD_VMDK_INVALID_HEADER

I read a similar thread on this site Can I fix corrupted vmdk image? VERR_VD_VMDK_INVALID_HEADER but I need more assistance on the steps to try and make this repair. I have the exact problem that ...
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VirtualBox vmdk keeps growing

I have created a VM with a dynamically expanding disk - vmdk. After a few weeks the space used in the VM stabilizes at around 45gb. On this VM there are a few jobs that create a great number of files ...
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Browse vmdk file in Windows

I'm running OS X Maverick on my vmware, but since yesterdays windows update and some weird drive repair that windows did automatically I can't boot the machine any more it's stuck at Apple progress ...
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How to see what is changed in a difference image?

After restoring a backup, there is always the question of "What was broken?" I can always create a post-catastrophe backup image offline, mount it, mount a pre-catastrophe image and use a file ...
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How to convert qcow2 to VMDK in openstack kilo

I was trying to convert qcow2 to vmkd in Openstack Kilo version using the qemu img convert. qemu-img convert -f qcow2 osname.qcow2 -O vmdk osnamenew.vmdk But the converted image while booting in ...
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Ubuntu: Mount existing VMDK on host at boot then share via Samba?

I currently have a VM guest that is using a data only VMDK. I want disconnect it from the guest and (using FSTAB) to automatically mount this to the host at boot for RW and then to share this device ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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Convert VMDK to VHD

I need to convert a VMDK to a VHD for importing into Hyper-V. It seems that the answers to the apparent duplicate here do not help me. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter will only take the ...
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Unsuccessfully copying ~300GB VMDK file drive formatted as VMFS on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Alright, I'm going to attempt to explain my situation thoroughly so bear with me. My current state is this. I have a 500GB HDD that used to be in a server - it hosted VMs - and was one of two drives ...
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Shrink the size of a dynamically sized VMWare vmdk from maximum to current

My VMWare disc image has a flag allowing a maximum of 100GB. It currently holds 50GB of data and 50GB of empty space. The image currently takes 75GB of the parent, and those extra gigs difference are ...
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Share a Harddisk between two Windows Hosts on ESXi

is it possible to share a VMDK between two Windows Hosts running on ESXi? I don't want to share the disk via CIFS because one windows machine acts as a VPN-Client where the VPN-Client-Software is ...
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VMware Fusion disk size

I have a Windows XP x64 install in VMware Fusion. The amount of space that the VM reports as used (C:) is ~20GB. However, the amount of space the VM is taking up on my disk is 30GB. Why the ...
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Vsphere Client Migrate option

I want to convert an VMDK disk THICK into THIN...when i click in the Virtual machine with right button it should Appear MIGRATE option but it dont appear...someone know other method to conver HDD ...
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Accessing a VMDK / installing a VMware product

I took an old computer that I was getting ready to wipe, and converted it to a VMware virtual machine so I could continue to access both files and programs/settings from the computer. I stored this ...
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Recover data from a corrupted virtualbox vmdk file?

The power went out while I was doing a build on a VirtualBox machine, when I restarted the vmdk for the disk the vm was using was corrupted, apparently irrecoverably. I have been able to grep the ...
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can't boot dd'ed and VMDK'ed Linux image in Virtualbox

i've been trying to recover a lnx install (Debian 4.0) from bro's old notebook. i've dd'd the drive over ssh to my puter, but after i made an vmdk image for use in virtualbox, i got this error during ...
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Mount a single vmdk to multiple physical computers (NOT VM's)

Is there any way that I can mount a single .vmdk file to multiple physical computers as a storage drive? I tried to but it seems that the .vmdk locks after mounting it to a single computer so it ...
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permission for “users” directory for a mounted vmdk file

I mounted one vmdk file in my windows 8 machine and I am able to access all the folders and files except those in "users\ directory. When I try to open, it says I dont have permission. I am not able ...
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How to mount a .vmdk VMWare virtual harddisk outside of the virtual machine

I've got the virtual harddisk (VMWare .vmdk file) of an old (crashed) virtual machine. How can I open this to extract files without booting from it or attaching it to a virtual machine? I know ...
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How do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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Need to rebuild Boot sector and Partition table of a once Multiboot Disk manually converted to VMDK

I had a problem with an HD that was not in a Healthy State I was able to make a backup in time with Acronis Image Home. The backup was partial, the original Disk had 4 partition (3 primary, bootable ...
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How to open vmdk files in VMware? [closed]

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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Virtualbox virtual machine to VMWare virtual machine

I have a virtual machine in Virtualbox 4.2.4 that runs Ubuntu 12.04 on a 20Gb .vmdk harddrive. I've done a whole load of installing programs, updates, configuring, ... on the virtual machine and now ...
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VirtualBox doesn't boot vmdk disk

I converted Windows XP mode using VMware Player and vCenter converter and it runs fine. But now I want to run it in VirtualBox and it says "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted." I went ...
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How to fix I/O error when running image that's been copied

I'm running XP pro on VMware - it mounts and runs just fine. However, if I power down the VM and try to copy it, or even if I try to do a simple Mac Backup (using Carbon Copy Cloner), I get an i/o ...
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Can Oracle Virtualbox open vmdk virtual disk created by VMWare?

I have a vmdk virtual disk that was created by VMWare. Can I option and load it from VirualBOX?
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Where can I find desktop Ubuntu releases on a vmdk?

Any official or de-facto websites that supply this ? Details: I specifically need Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop version, in general; ubuntu desktop LTS versions.
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Can't Create new Virtual Machine in VMWare Server using Hard Disk Created from VirtualBox

I have 2 virtual machines I'm trying to convert from VirtualBox to VMWare server. I exported the hard drives using the command VBoxManage clonehd [uuid] OpenBSD.vmdk -format VMDK This produced ...
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Can I delete .vmdk files?

I'm using vmware fusion on osx (Snow Leopard) and I noticed that for every virtual machine I have, there's a bunch of huge (2Gb) vmdk files? What are they, snapshots? Can I delete some of them? How ...
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Copying the differences between two vmdk

I have a virtual machine (Vmware) in external disk. When i want to work with it, i am copying it to my hard disk and when i finished my job i am recopying vm from harddisk to external disk. Is there ...
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how to use vmware converter

how do I use vmware converter? I've tried to search google but I can't find any tutorial on how to use it. I just wish to convert my xp installation to a vmware file so that I could use it on vm ...