Windows method quick convert vmdk to vhdx anyone


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Hi there
The Ms virtual machine converter v3.0 is no longer available for download from the Ms site.
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Is there a quick method to convert to vhdx in Windows or will HYPER-V handle VMWare files directly. I assume the vmdk file is just one file -- if it's broken up into lots of smaller files you'd probably need to merge into 1 big one first.

I would like something as easy as this though on Windows

qemu-img convert -O vhdx /data/source.vmdk /data/output.vhdx

It can be done of course via imaging the VM and then restoring it to a vhdx file but a quick command line utility or an application like the old VM converter 3.0 from Ms would be great. They have similar on VMM for their azure cloud server but that's "too Enterprisey" -- not for home users realistically.

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Hi there
@Kari --thanks --worked a treat - havent logged on to Seven for ages --forgot about those -- perhaps some of those useful Tuts could be copied to W10/W11 forums.

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I would like something as easy as this though on Windows

qemu-img convert -O vhdx /data/source.vmdk /data/output.vhdx
lol
And that's exactly what I use on Windows these days as well!
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