Accessing Virtual Disks Via Windows

One of the often overlooked features of VMWare Workstation is the Virtual Disk Mapping utility.  Available through the standard VMware Workstation GUI, the tool maps a Windows drive letter to a virtual disk used in a VM.  Mapping a virtual disk can be done much quicker and easier than launching the VM to access the files on the virtual machine’s disks.  This functionality ships with VMware Workstation for Windows; other tools are available for Linux users, but won’t be covered in this article.  Continue Reading