If you have already installed the ISO image file and wanted to convert it to the VMDK file to run the operating systems smoothly. Throughout this guide, you will definitely convert the file. Today’s guide is all about How to Convert a macOS ISO Image File to VMDK File.
There are people who desire to use any of the operating systems of Mac. Experiencing the Mac operating system have a different type of fun, for instance, you could check and use the advanced features of Mac. To install the Mac operating system after that your PC should match the requirements and one of the important requirements is an ISO file and a VMDK file. If you use a VMDK file to install any operating system then the operating system would run comfortably. There are two best virtual machines that help to run different types of operating systems and that are VirtualBox and VMware, you can use any of them.
It is being asked by most of the people that is VMDK same as iSO. So, VMDK is like a container for the virtual hard disk. If it comes to comparing those two files (VMDK and iSO) then it will not good to compare them. Because VMDK contains the files of applications, users files, temp files, and running OS. On the other hand, an ISO file is the contents of a CD or DVD which is packed in a file.
Furthermore, if we talk about the full form of ISO then it is the International Organization for Standardization. When you decided to install any other OS on your Windows PC after that ISO image plays an important role. Of course, Windows PC doesn’t have the physical disc drive of other operating systems and then in that situation, an ISO Image file will prove itself.
If you are trying to create a bootable USB drive through the VMDK file then it did not allow you.
How to Convert macOS ISO Image File to VMDK File
Before converting the ISO file to VMDK make sure that you have already installed VirtualBox on your Windows PC. If you have installed before then head toward the given method to convert it.
Step 1. First of all, launch the Command Prompt on your PC and keep in mind to run CMD as administrator.
Step 2. Now, you should shift the location of your ISO file and the location must be Download> Documents Folder.
Step 3. You could also run the following command.
cd Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox
Step 4. Next, in the directory of VirtualBox simply execute the command.
VBoxManage convertfromraw [file.iso] [file.VMDK]
One more thing that you have to do is to replace filename.ISO with the name of your ISO file.
Step 5. From my point, the location of the ISO is on the Desktop, and the name of my ISO file is system.iso, simply you can execute the following command.
VBoxManage Convertfromraw C:\USers\Jack\Desktop\system.iso
Once you have successfully executed the command then I hope it worked and if didn’t try again from the first step and do it accordingly. Once done then you have to convert the ISO file to VMDK.
We have provided a simple and easy and easy tutorial on How to Convert macOS ISO Image File to VMDK File. I am sure that we have given an easy guide on the tutorial and again if you encountered any type of problem during the process of using converting the macOS ISO image file to a VMDK file. Then you can share your problem in the comment section and we will try to fix or find a solution for it. There might be more ways related to this article and if you know then let us know in the comment section.