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  • 1.  vmware-mount

    Posted 22 days ago

    Hello ---  I been  using  vmware player and  there is an option to   mount the vdisk to the host when the vm is power off 

    I  just intalled  workstation  and I can't find that option ---  there is some doc  about vmware-moint. but I can't find that  --- can the tool 

    be download? 



  • 2.  RE: vmware-mount

    Posted 22 days ago

    The disk mounting option was broken in version 16.2.x, and was removed in 17.x.  If you need to mount existing disks (like I do for all of my DOS virtual machines), you need to stick with version 16.1.2.




  • 3.  RE: vmware-mount

    Posted 22 days ago

    bummer --- I just got the persion use version 17 and  I dont know if  I get get that earler verion for  personal use 




  • 4.  RE: vmware-mount

    Posted 22 days ago

    No, but you can continue to use the version 16 of Player.  Or if you install the full version of Workstation, after the 30 day trial is up, you can continue to use it, just won't have access to any of the Pro version features.




  • 5.  RE: vmware-mount

    Posted 22 days ago

    Thanks for you reply -

    I have a copy of the full install for player 16.2.1 – I also have v15 on another computer - I when to the option to check for update for v15, and vmware link is stale now.  Vmware.com still is running but it seems that any link about software do not work anymore. 

    It seems that the only URL to download software now is at broadcom.com - an there is an ongoing issue since the change from lifetime license to a subscription, the lifetime authorzations  were removed   --- I can't download anything from Broadcom  - Broadcom really needs to rethink how they are doing this 

    with respect to "mount" I did see that in v15 of player there is a map option, but as you noted it been remove in v17 of workstation 

    So far I have seemed to find an alternative – "daemon tools" it has a option to "mount" almost anything, zip, rar, iso files and vmdk and vhd files too.  I was able to allocate a disk in workstation for the vm – I then ended workstation and used daemon tools to "map" the vdrive. Once I had scope in the host, I was able to format it - I am still in the process creating / restoring the OS to the VM - not sure if all of this will work