If you remove a virtual machine or template from vCenter Server, but do not remove it from the managed host’s datastore, you can return it to vCenter Server by using the Datastore Browser.

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Display the datastore in the inventory.

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Right-click the datastore and select Browse Datastore.

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Navigate to the virtual machine or template to add to the inventory.

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Right-click the virtual machine or template and select Add to Inventory.

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Complete the Add to Inventory wizard to add the virtual machine or template.