You might need to export an item from a content library to your local system.


  • Required privilege: Content library > Download files on the library.

  • Verify you have the Client Integration Plug-in installed on the system.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select vCenter Inventory Lists > Content Libraries.
  2. Select a content library and click the Related Objects tab.
  3. Select the type of file you want to export.
    • From the Templates tab, right-click a template from the library, and select Export Item.

    • From the Other Types tab, right-click a file from the library that is not a template, and select Export Item.

    The Export Library Item dialog box opens.

  4. Browse to a destination folder where you want to save the item, and click OK.


A folder with the same name as the item is created in the destination folder on your local computer to store the item contents.