VMWare Disk Mount Alternatives

    VMWare Disk Mount is described as 'The VMWare Disk Mount utility allows you to mount a VMDK file as a drive. VMWARE distributes a command line utility with no graphical interface (GUI). This is the graphical interface for the VMWare Disk Mount' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VMWare Disk Mount for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VMWare Disk Mount are VMware Workstation Pro (Paid), VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal), Portable Virtualbox (Free, Open Source) and Windows Sandbox (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2020

    1. VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Linux 2.6, 32- and 64-bit.
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    2. WinMount is a powerful archive and virtual drive tool. It can compress and decompress. It also can mount ZIP, mount RAR, mount MOU, mount cd dvd and hdd image as a virtual drive.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, V3.5.1018, released in October 201, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm].
    4. VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      RVTools is a small .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.x or ESX 3.x RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots and VMware tools.
    5. The SysInfoTools Virtual Machine Recovey Toolkit is the complete solution to restore virtual machines data files. The corrupted files from the various virtual machine like VMware, Oracle VM, etc can be recovered with this software kit.
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