After you copy past, you have to register the VM in the inventory : broswe the datastore, then right-click on the vmdk file then choose registrer in inventory.
How do I browse the datastore in the VIrtual Infrastructure Client?
Right click on your datastore ...
Don't forget to read the documentation ... It's usefull
Oops, you can even click at the datastore :-/
Thank you very much. BTW: I was going to 3 PDFs already, but didn't find it. Must have been blind.
The most fast and convenient way is to use FastSCP 2.0. The newly released version provides the ability to copy files from ESX to Windows, Windows to ESX or ESX to ESX. You can use the tool to deliver an ISO file to ESX Server, make a backup copy of an existing virtual machine (VM) or copy VMs and templates between ESX servers.
You can download FastSCP 2.0 here:
For more info about the practical use of FastSCP, see http://www.vmweekly.com/ask_an_expert/i_cant_copy_files_from_esx_to_my_windows_machine/