Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Convert .vhd to VMWare image (.vmdk) on Mac OSX

In order to convert a Microsoft Virtual PC hard drive image (type .vhd) to a VMWare Fusion image (type .vmdk) on OSX you can use Qemu. While other articles mention using the Mac port of qemu called simply "Q", using Macports you can use Qemu directly.

Using Macports:
sudo ports install qemu
Then using the qemu-img command:
qemu-img convert -f vpc -O vmdk Win7_IE8.vhd win7-ie8.vmdk

...for example will output the desired image!


  1. $ sudo ports install qemu
    sudo: ports: command not found

  2. https://www.macports.org/install.php

    sudo port install qemu