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

Note

Virtual disk files are moved or copied without format conversion. If you move a virtual disk to a datastore that belongs to a host different from the source host, you might need to convert the virtual disk. Otherwise, you might not be able to use the disk.

Required privilege: Datastore.Browse Datastore

1

Open the datastore browser.

a

Display the datastore in the inventory.

b

Right-click the datastore and select Browse Files.

2

Browse to an object you want to copy, either a folder or a file.

3

Select the object and click the Copy selection to a new location icon.

4

Specify the destination location.

5

(Optional) Select Overwrite files and folders with matching names at the destination.

6

Click OK.