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    Converting VMware VMDK Files to Microsoft’s VHD Format and VHD to VMDK

    with 4 Comments by Tom Finnis

    There are two popular and mutually incompatible virtual disk file formats in common use today: VMware's VMDK format and Microsoft's VHD format. In order to attach a VHD disk to a VMware virtual machine, or vice-versa, you have to convert it first. This guide by virtualization and storage expert Tom Finnis explains how to use Starwind's V2V Converter utility to do just that, with a detailed example explaining how to convert a VMDK virtual disk to VHD format and then mount it in a Windows system in order to edit the files it contains.