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    How to Mount a .vmdk on Mac OS X

    How do you mount a vmdk disk image? It is formated HFS+ so Windows can't mount it.
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    A quick look at wikipedia shows that VirtualBox (free form Sun) can run it - try that.

    That is assuming you lack VMqware which is the program it was made in I guess.
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    I want to be able to open it and edit certain files.
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    Did you actually try my suggestion? vBox can apparently run vmdk images which should let you edit files within them.

    Do you have VMware? That is where this image file seems to have come from so that is the first thing to try.

    I gave you a suggestion based on about 0.5 seconds of google/wikipedia work (not exactly hard) and your reply suggests you didn't even try my suggestions. You didn;t actually provide any particularly useful info either so I can;t really give you any more help than I already have. I would recommend you read this especially this bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ora View Post
    Did you actually try my suggestion? vBox can apparently run vmdk images which should let you edit files within them.

    Do you have VMware? That is where this image file seems to have come from so that is the first thing to try.

    I gave you a suggestion based on about 0.5 seconds of google/wikipedia work (not exactly hard) and your reply suggests you didn't even try my suggestions. You didn;t actually provide any particularly useful info either so I can;t really give you any more help than I already have. I would recommend you read this especially this bit.
    Sorry

    I have to run a Mac program on the drive so I can do what I want, so that is why I can't use Virtualbox (Unless it can mount disk images in the host system).
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    If you have VMware fusion it includes a vmdk mounter, just right click and hit open with...>VMDK mounter. Else there is a downloadable windows mounter at http://www.vmxbuilder.com/vmware-diskmount-gui/ - can't see a method to mount it under OS X other than the tool that seems to come with Fusion.
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    I guess I'll have to find another way.
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    Mac Trouble

    Hi there, i'm really struggling to mount this on my mac after unzipping on a pc any idea?

 

 
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