The datastore file browser allows you to manage the contents of datastores in the vSphere Web Client.

To use the datastore file browser, you need to have the Client Integration Plug-in installed. For information, see the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration documentation.

You can use the datastore file browser to perform the following tasks:

View or search the contents of a datastore.

Upload a file from the local computer to a datastore.

Download a file from a datastore to the local computer.

Delete files on a datastore.

Register a virtual machine configuration file (.vmx) with the vCenter Server.

Inflate a thin virtual disk file (.vmdk). For more information, see Inflate Thin Virtual Disks in the vSphere Web Client.