In order to merge split vmdk files into one, you need to use the vmware-vdiskmanager command. However, this is only available if you have VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation installed. VMware Player doesn’t have this.

There is a utility which it can be downloaded separately from the VMware site (KB Article 1023856).

You can download as attachment file .

Once downloaded, unzip and rename 1023856-vdiskmanager-windows-7.0.1.exe into vmware-vdiskmanager.exe and copy or move to the directory where VMware Player is installed.

The installation directory path may be look like as,

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

In order to merge vmdk files, open a CMD and CD to the directory where the vmdk files are located.

Assume you have the following vmdk files :


To Merge then into single vmdk file. open the command prompt and run the following command

«C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-vdiskmanager.exe» -r «d:\VMLinux\vmdkname.vmdk» -t 0 MyNewImage.vmdk

The new vmdk file will then be created:

Creating disk ‘MyNewImage.vmdk’
Convert: 80% done.

Once done, move the original vmdk files to a different directory. Finaly rename MyNewImage.vmdk to vmdkname.vmdk as it was originally named.

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