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VMware to HyperV convertion

I want to convert VMs running on a esxi 5.1 host to Hyper-V. I was hoping to copy the files to an attached USB drive plugged directly into the host. and then copy the VMs to a hyper-v server and do a convertion to .vdh

How do I get the USB drive to be recognized by the host so I can do a direct copy?
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you cannot plug a usb drive directly into the host.  If you like you can place the usb drive onto a different machine and login to VMware Client.  Browse datastore and you can download the VMs to the USB drive from there.
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Yeah I know I could do that, I was just hoping I could do it directly because the files are huge. Do you know if the VM has to be offline to copy?
Why don't you use Microsoft tools to convert directly to a vhd?
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