Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben
A Virtual Hard Disk abbreviated as VHD is a crucial file of a computer system used by Microsoft virtual personal computers.
VHD is a file format while Microsoft virtual PC is a way of representing the VHD. The VHD file content is a hard disk drive that has been formatted. It also has elements such as computer partitions, the file system, and the booting record.
The VHD can also be described as a hard drive that is virtually created by a backup software for a PC.
Some of the potential problems that may lead to loss of the VHD include attacks by virus, failure of the media used for storage, a malfunctioning of the software or a shutdown of the system in an improper way.
However, when any of the above happens, you do not have to be stressed as you can recover VHD file. The recovery process can follow the procedure outlined below:
Download a third party data recovery tool. In this tutorial. We are going to download and use Data recovery. After you download, you will discover that it has quick and deep modes of scanning files. You can opt for the quick scan for this tutorial.
Once you have the data recovery tool installed in your computer, follow the below process carefully to recover the deleted, corrupted or damaged VHD file successfully.
If the quick scanning mode fails to work, try the deep mode of the data recovery tool.
If the file still exists on the computer, but it is not working, the chances are that it is corrupted or damaged. In this case, you can opt to follow any of the following processes involving different software to repair and recover the VHD file.
Follow the procedure below to come up with a virtual machine:
To recover the VHD through the Microsoft tool for VHD, follow the below process:
The recovery works through checking the VHD file integrity. It happens by use of a Windows Powershell. It helps you to attach your VHD file in its root folder and thereafter running the CHKDSK command.
These are the significant ways in which the Virtual Hard Disc can be recovered. It does not matter whether it was deleted, attacked by a virus, destroyed through malfunctioning of the system or the failure of the media used for its storage.
You only need to follow the above simple steps to get back your important files. In case you experience some difficulty in programming commands for some of the execution commands, nothing should worry you. There are better alternatives above that do not use the commands.