The Datastore Browser allows you to manage the contents of datastores in the vSphere Client inventory.

To use the Datastore Browser, you need to have a role with the Browse Datastore privilege.

You can use the Datastore Browser to:

View or search the contents of a datastore.

Add a virtual machine or template stored on a datastore to the vSphere Client inventory.

Copy or move files from one location to another, including to another datastore.

Upload a file or folder from the client computer to a datastore.

Download a file from a datastore to the client computer.

Delete or rename files on a datastore.

The Datastore Browser operates in a manner similar to file system applications like Windows Explorer. It supports many common file system operations, including copying, cutting, and pasting files. The Datastore Browser does not support drag-and-drop operations.