How to copy/open vmx files

I have 2 questions:

1. How can I open a .vmx file in a Text Editor from a vCenter Server - I needed a step by step guide please.
 (I ,mean, when I attempted to copy and paste .vmx in the text editor Notepad++ I have no option to paste)
 (I have seen your video how to edit the .vmx file - that is excellent, but my question is how to open .vmx and see the contents)

2. I there a way to copy or transfer a VM (all files) to a  USB

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
the quickest and easiest method from Windows, is to use WinSCP, and connect to the ESXi server, and select view/exit on the file.

otherwise you will have to download to your PC, and open with Notepad, or Notepad++.

(Open with .... Click open VMX with Notepad++)

The quickest method of copying to USB, is connect External USB to your Workstation, and follow the EE Article of mine, and Export the VM, when it's off

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
winscp - I downloaded and installed it.
When trying to connect  to  my vCenter Server using "SFTP" (other protocols also)  it tells me access denied.
Is there any thing else I need to do. If so, how. Thanks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, you do not have SSH enabled.

see here

Part 5: HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

same procedure for all versions of ESXi.
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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Well, I am able to connect to the Hosts (ESXi) Servers after enabling SSH.
However, unable to access the vCenter Server. Is there any specific setting on the vCenter Server that needs to be enabled.
I went to   Manage >> Settings >> Advanced Settings and confirmed SSL Version  is  "all". Is there any other setting that needs to be added.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No need to access vCenter Server!

Browse the vmfs/volumes, find the datastore, find the VM folder, edit the VMX file.

What are you trying to do, edit a VMX file in a VM Folder, in a datastore ?

what does this have to do with vCenter Server ?
cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
I thought there was a way to edit the .vmx directly from vCenter Server. Thanks.
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