Written By Yousuf Hasan
Updated on February 23rd, 2022
VHD files are also known as Virtual Disk Files which are present in the virtual form on the computer system. But I am not here to tell you about VHD files. Above all I am going to tell you that how can you retrieve data from VHD file manually. I will tell you the various techniques which are absolutely free and you can apply them by yourself.
The need for recovering data from a corrupt VHD file arises when the file gets severely corrupted and the user has some of his crucial data present on the file. Therefore first I would like to tell how to create a VHD file with window disk management feature.
By now you must have learned how to create a VHD file. But now I will tell you the tricks through which you can easily repair a corrupt or unreadable VHD file.
#First we choose what VHD we want to mount $VHDName = “V:\serverx.vhd”
#Get the MSVM_ImageManagementService
$VHDService = get-wmiobject -class “Msvm_ImageManagementService” -namespace “root\virtualization” -computername “.”
#Now we mount the VHD
$Result = $VHDService.Mount($VHDName)
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Note*- Make sure that the size of the new disk is larger than the corrupt VHD file otherwise the new file will not be able to retrieve data from VHD file.
Once the file is saved you can mount it back to the original server and open it.
You can also try the MS VHD Tool which will help you to extract data from VHD files. It is authentic and easy to use. Download the executable file and run it as an administrator with the following command on your system.
VhdTool.exe /repair <BaseVhdFileName> <FirstSnapshotAVhdFileName> [/quiet]
This is the last option which you can opt in order to repair the VHD file and retrieve data from it. In other words the Professional VHD File Recovery Software will help to extract all data from a damaged VHD file. If you don’t want to waste your time on the manual tricks then you can directly extract data from VHD file with the help of this tool.
This tool has a User-friendly GUI so that the user doesn’t needs any external technical advice to run this tool. Multiple VHD files can be restored by using this software in a single go. Sometimes while trying the manual tricks the user loses some of the data from the VHD file. So in order to avoid such risk, you can go for the VHD Recovery Tool which will definitely retrieve data from VHD file without any data loss.
Now it is the time to sum up the things. I have told you the manual ways to recover data from a corrupt VHD file. You can also go with the professional VHD recovery tool if you don’t want to risk the deletion of data. The choice is yours whether to go with the lengthy and time taking technique or with the fats and effective technique. I hope the techniques I have mentioned are enough to retrieve data from VHD file. So make your decision and start applying the steps.
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