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How to Recover Data from Virtual Disk Files (VMDK, VDI, VHD and VHDX)

 Modified on: May 8, 2020 |    1069 views

Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery facilitates data recovery from virtual disks created by software or virtual machines such as VMWare, Oracle Virtual Box, Hyper-V, or Disk Management tool in Windows.

The software supports all popular virtual disk formats such as,

  1. Virtual Disk Image (VDI)
  2. Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk (VHDX)
  3. Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)
  4. Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK)

To recover data from a virtual disk by using Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery, follow these steps:

Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery

TIP: You can go to ‘Settings>Add Header’ option to add a custom file format for data recovery.

  • Select ‘Virtual Machine Recovery’ and click ‘Scan.

Recover From

  • Click ‘Add Image’ to browse and select the virtual disk image file. You may use the ‘Find Image’ option to locate the hidden or missing virtual drive

Virtual Machine Image Selection

 

  • After adding the image, click ‘Mount’. The software mounts the virtual disk and displays all the partitions

Select Partition To Recover Data

 

  • Select the partition that contains the required data and click ‘Scan.

Data Preview

 

  • After the scan, select the data you want to recover. Use the search bar to find the desired data quickly. You may click on the file to see its preview before saving the data

Previewing Data

 

  • Click ‘Recover’ and then click ‘Browse’ to choose a save location on your system drive or external storage media

Save Recovered Data

 

  • Click ‘Start Saving

NOTE: If the software fails to mount the virtual disk or partitions due to corruption, continue to scan the virtual disk to find the lost partitions and recover data.

 

Invalid File Error

 

Select Partition to Recover Data

 

For more help, visit our Self Help & Support section.

 

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Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery recovers lost or inaccessible data from logically failed or corrupt Windows, Mac, & Linux operating system and storage devices. The toolkit recovers missing or deleted files & folders, RAID logical partitions, data from formatted hard drives and systems which failed to boot.

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