My setup: Windows7, running Workstation 12, hosting ESXi 6 (as a VM), installed on a dedicated SSD drive, including the filestore.
The problem: A partition manager corrupted the partition table on the SSD drive, and now I can't boot the ESXi VM within workstation. It gives the error "BANK6: Not a VMware Boot Bank".
According to my googling, this kind of partition corruption is not easily resolved, and that's ok. I'd just like to recover a couple of VMs from the filestore.
Is there any way I could mount the offline filestore, and recover my VM files? The next step would be to rebuild my ESXI VM, or just import them into workstation - Doesn't matter, and I'm happy either way.
Any guidance appreciated.