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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Mounting VMDK disk inside of shared directory from VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine in VMWare and a shared directory. Also I have a VMDK disk inside of this shared directory. What I do: Mount VMDK disk inside of Ubuntu from shared directory. ...
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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 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?