The Virtual Disk Development Kit contains a tool called the VMware DiskMount Utility. This utility mounts VMware virtual disks under Microsoft Windows. VMware DiskMount is a utility for Windows and Linux hosts that allows you to mount an unused virtual disk as a separate drive or partition without needing to connect to the virtual disk from within a virtual machine. You can mount specific volumes of a virtual disk if the virtual disk is partitioned. After you mount a virtual disk, you can read from and write to a mounted disk as if it were a separate file system with its own drive letter or mount point on your computer. For example, you could scan the disk for viruses or transfer files between the host system and a powered off virtual machine. When you are finished using a mounted virtual disk, you should unmount it so the virtual disk can be used by virtual machines again. Here's the output :
VMware-mount [driveletter:] [path-to-virtual-disk] [options]
VMware DiskMount Utility version 3.0.3 build-84675
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This utility mounts VMware virtual disks under Microsoft Windows.
Use "VMware-mount" without arguments to list the currently-mounted volumes.
/v:N mounts volume N of a virtual disk (default=1)
/d deletes the mapping to a virtual drive volume
/f forcibly deletes the mapping to a virtual drive volume
/p displays the partitions (volumes) on a virtual disk (local disks only)
/L lists the currently-mounted volumes
/i:InventoryPath inventory path of the VM owning the virtual disk
/m:[w|n] mount in read-'w'rite or 'n'on-persistent mode
/h:host name or address of server to access managed virtual disk
/u:userid user name on the server
/s:password password on the server
/P:port# port number to access the server (default=902)
/? displays this usage information