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redsparx
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Mounting a vmdk in Fusion

I have a bunch of older virtual machines and .vmdk files from my Windows PC from various backups before I switched over to using Fusion.  I'm now using Fusion 5 under  Mavericks and I have been restarting the old virtual machines to see what user files may be contained within that I want to preserve.  When the machine will no longer boot I have followed the instructions to attach the existing virtual disk as a second hard disk to an existing Windows XP virtual machine (http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&e...

  but this is very time consuming.

There used to be a way to mount the .vmdk files as a disk image in Mac OS X so a person could just copy the files from the image (http://superuser.com/questions/247915/os-x-reading-vmdk-files) using VMDK mounter.  However, that application file does not appear to be in the indicated location.

Is there still a way to mount .vmdk files under Mac OS X without having to individually attach each drive to an existing virtual machine?

Thanks, Mike

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redsparx
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One small correction -- I am using Fusion version 4.1.3 (730298) and not version 5 as I previously indicated.

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WoodyZ
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Here are a couple of choices...

Install Parallels Desktop for Mac and then use Parallels Mounter.  (You don't necessarily have to use Parallels, just Parallels Mounter from the context menu.)

Or use Pacifist to install the VMDKMounter.app from a VMware Fusion 3.1.x installer .dmg file.

You'll also need to install FUSE for OS X to use VMDKMounterWhen installing FUSE for OS X, you need to check the MacFUSE Compatibility Layer check box.

If you manually extract the VMDKMounter.app from a VMware Fusion 3.1.x installer .dmg file you'll need to make sure of the proper permissions on the bundle and its files as shown in the image below.

The correct permissions for the VMDKMounter.app bundle and the vmware-vmdkMounter executable are 755 and the Owner/Group is root:wheel.  Additionally the vmware-vmdkMounterTool needs to be set to 4755.   (This can be done with both chown and chmod in a Terminal.)

(Click image to enlarge.)

https___communities.vmware.com_servlet_JiveServlet_showImage_2-1847609-16580_Proper_permissions-owner_for_VMDKMounter.png

Note:  You may need to manually execute the VMDKMounter.app one time after its installed and or logout/login for VMDKMounter to show on the Open With context menu in Finder.  (You can also use killall Finder in a Terminal vs. logging out/in.)

Message was edited by: WoodyZ - Added FUSE for OS X and MacFUSE Compatibility Layer check box.

Robbo007
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Hi,

I've followed your steps and I can successfully mount my volume. FAT16, but its read only. Is there a way to write to these volumes?

Cheers,

Rob

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WoodyZ
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Robbo007 wrote: I've followed your steps and I can successfully mount my volume. FAT16, but its read only. Is there a way to write to these volumes?

FAT16?  Okay I created a 2 GB virtual hard disk and formatted it FAT16.  I then mounted it with VMDKMounter and it mounted as expected, Read/Write not Read-Only.  So without additional information there is not much I can offer.

The easiest thing to do is attach the VMware Fusion Support Information bundle to a reply.  So... To help figure out what is what, the best way to provide comprehensive diagnostic information is to use the "Collect Support Information" command from the VMware Fusion (menu bar) > Help > Collect Support Information and then attach the .zip file (or .tgz file if pre-version 6) it created on your Desktop to a reply post.

Otherwise at a minimum I need to know the following and need the VMDKMounter log files however the Support bundle is preferable as it already contains this information and additional logs to help diagnose/troubleshoot the issue.

What version of (Mac) OS X are you using?

What version of VMware Fusion are you using?

What version of VMware Fusion did you pull the VMDKMounter.app bundle from?

How did you install it, with Pacifist, manually or other?

Are the permissions on the VMDKMounter.app bundle and files therein as shown in the Proper_permissions-owner_for_VMDKMounter.png shown above?

What version of OSXFuse did you install and did you check theMacFUSE Compatibility Layer check box during the install?

Archive (compress) an attach the /Users/${USER}/Library/Logs/VMDKMounter folder.  It should contain two files, VMDKMounter.log and  vmdkMounterUI.log.  You can ctrl-click (right-click) on the /VMDKMounter folder and select Compress "VMDKMounter" and then move the VMDKMounter.zip file to your Desktop for easier attaching.

Note: Use the "Use advanced editor" link in the upper right corner of the normal reply window to bring up the Advanced Editor where you'll be able to attach files via the Choose File button or Browse button (depending on the Browser) above the Post Message button!

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Robbo007
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What version of (Mac) OS X are you using? 10.9.1

What version of VMware Fusion are you using? 6.0.1

What version of VMware Fusion did you pull the VMDKMounter.app bundle from? 3.1.4

How did you install it, with Pacifist, manually or other? Packifist

Are the permissions on the VMDKMounter.app bundle and files therein as shown in the Proper_permissions-owner_for_VMDKMounter.png shown above?

What version of OSXFuse did you install and did you check theMacFUSE Compatibility Layer check box during the install?

fs-inf11:Application Support rcraig$ ls -alR /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/VMDKMounter.app/

total 0

drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102 Feb  7 12:28 ..

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 Contents

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents:

total 8

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3159 Apr 13  2012 Info.plist

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 MacOS

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 Resources

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/MacOS:

total 6008

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel      136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel      170 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1593620 Apr 13  2012 vmware-vmdkMounter

-rwsr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1475400 Apr 13  2012 vmware-vmdkMounterTool

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources:

total 544

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel    408 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 ..

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 English.lproj

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 French.lproj

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 German.lproj

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 Italian.lproj

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 Japanese.lproj

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 Spanish.lproj

drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel    102 Apr 13  2012 Virtual Machines.localized

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  179973 Apr 13  2012 mounted_vmdk.icns

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  97274 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.icns

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 zh-Hans.lproj

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  992 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3522 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 48

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    438 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  15625 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  579 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  500 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4133 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  8475 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2217 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  44806 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  12745 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 40

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3185 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  471 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  8244 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/English.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  352 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  455 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7329 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1316 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3876 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 56

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    471 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  19982 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1101 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  440 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4333 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10635 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2242 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  43820 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  13299 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 96

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  33335 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9941 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/French.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  824 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  470 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7892 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1220 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3930 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 56

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    439 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20372 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1101 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  438 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4393 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10640 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2246 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  44096 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  13221 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 96

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  33350 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9443 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/German.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 80

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  26244 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  8905 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1131 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3828 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 56

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    471 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  19896 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1101 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  440 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4333 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10637 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2242 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  44064 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  12704 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 96

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  33347 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10049 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  824 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  438 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7653 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1210 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3162 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 56

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    471 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  19044 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1101 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  439 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4409 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10659 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2242 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  43480 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  12712 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 96

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  33390 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9462 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  824 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  439 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7780 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1277 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3946 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 48

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel    170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    471 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  16041 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1101 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  471 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4390 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10542 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2197 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  43465 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  13307 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 96

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  33323 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9829 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  824 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  470 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7978 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Virtual Machines.localized:

total 0

drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .localized

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/Virtual Machines.localized/.localized:

total 64

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  92 Apr 13  2012 de.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  86 Apr 13  2012 en.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  90 Apr 13  2012 es.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  92 Apr 13  2012 fr.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  88 Apr 13  2012 it.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  64 Apr 13  2012 ja.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  60 Apr 13  2012 zh-Hans.strings

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  60 Apr 13  2012 zh.strings

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj:

total 16

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  408 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1019 Apr 13  2012 Credits.html

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2826 Apr 13  2012 Localizable.strings

drwxr-xr-x  6 root  wheel  204 Apr 13  2012 vmGHIFileDialog.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressPanel.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmProgressWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  136 Apr 13  2012 vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 vmdkMounter.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj/vmGHIFileDialog.nib:

total 168

drwxr-xr-x  6 root  wheel    204 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1401 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  55541 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    438 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  17647 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj/vmProgressPanel.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1101 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  439 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4341 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj/vmProgressWindow.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10596 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2218 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj/vmUSBArbitratorWindowController.nib:

total 120

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  43487 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  12779 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj/vmUnityConsoleWindow.nib:

total 96

drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    136 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel    340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  33286 Apr 13  2012 designable.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9300 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app//Contents/Resources/zh-Hans.lproj/vmdkMounter.nib:

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 Apr 13  2012 .

drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel  340 Apr 13  2012 ..

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  824 Apr 13  2012 classes.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  439 Apr 13  2012 info.nib

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7720 Apr 13  2012 keyedobjects.nib

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Robbo007
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WoodyZ
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It's mounting Read-Only because the virtual hard disk is attached to a Suspended Virtual Machine.  You need to unmount the disk, resume the suspended Virtual Machine and then shutdown, not suspend, the Virtual Machine.  Then it should mount Read/Write! Smiley Wink

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Robbo007
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Great stuff. Working.. Sorry did not notice my machine was suspended !!

Cheers,

Rob

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Mephist13
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You can try a special tool from Paragon Software: Virtual Disk Mounter.

Beta version is available here: http://www.paragon-software.com/support/betatesting/vd-mounter-mac-beta/index.html

This utility allows to mount VMDK on 10.7-10.9

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dkleevmware
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Thanks for the help, WoodyZ!

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kungfuu72
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Sweet! I love Paragon Software Co. Their NTFS for MAC is priceless to me. Just opted in beta and will be happy to help them test this new software!

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