Use the datastore file browser to copy folders or files to a new location, either on the same datastore or on a different datastore.

Before you begin

Required privilege: Datastore > Browse Datastore

About this task

Note:

Virtual disk files are moved and copied without format conversion. If you move a virtual disk to a datastore on a type of host that is different from the type of the source host, you might need to convert the virtual disks.

Procedure

  1. Click Storage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Datastores.
  2. Click File browser.
  3. Select the target datastore.
  4. Select the file or folder that you want to move to another location and click Copy.
  5. Select your target destination and click Copy.
  6. Click Close to exit the file browser.