Use the datastore file browser to download files from the datastores available on the host that you are managing to your local system.


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. Click the folder that contains the file that you want to download.
    The available files in the folder are displayed.
  5. Click the file that you want to download.
  6. Click Download.
    The file is downloaded to your system.
  7. Click Close to exit the file browser.