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We have a Sandbox built on a ESXi (5.0) server and have a VM((A Domain Controller) on it.

I want to copy the files on that VM to my workstation. Is there anyway to do that?

I can browse the data store of the ESX server. Can the Files on VM transferred to the datastore?

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Are you trying to copy the actual VM itself, such as the vmdk files or just files within the VM's Guest OS? –  cole Feb 12 '13 at 15:18
Can you temporarily enable networking? –  ewwhite Feb 12 '13 at 15:24
@Cole The files and documents inside VM. –  Darktux Feb 12 '13 at 17:02
@ewwhite that would be a complete disaster and screw up active directory for the organization. –  Darktux Feb 12 '13 at 17:03

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You can't transfer the files within the VMDK to the datastore directly, or to your hard drive. You may be able to mount a copy of the VMDK file in Windows to access the files using the VMware Disk Mount Utility.

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