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

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 before you can use them.


Required privilege: Datastore.Browse Datastore


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