Use the datastore file browser to download files from the datastore available on your ESXi host to your local computer.


Required privilege: Datastore.Browse Datastore


  1. Open the datastore browser.
    1. Display the datastore in the inventory.
    2. Right-click the datastore and select Browse Files ().
  2. Navigate to the file to download and click the Download from Datastore icon (Download from datastore icon.).
  3. Follow the prompts to save the file to your local computer.