Mounting VMDK in Windows or Linux

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The VMware Disk Mount allows you to mount the VMware Virtual Disks (.vmdk Dateien) in Windows or Linux. VMware Disk Mount is part of the Virtual Disk Development Kit, but it was discontinued with the Version 5.5.

You can find a note in the release notes of the VDDK 5.5[1]:

Disk mount and vdisk manager removed. The vmware-mount and vmware-vdiskmanager utilities are discontinued in this release.

Additional information and downloads can be found here:


  1. VDDK 5.5 Release Notes (

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