Virtual Hard Drive Data Recovery

“Hi all, I work on a virtual machine in my office. While accessing files from the virtual machine, I deleted some very important files by mistake. I want to get back those files somehow and solve this matter. Please help me with your suggestions for recovering data from virtual hard drive. Thanks in advance...”

Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) is the file format which consists of all data of hard drive of a virtual machine. It can be in the form of local drive or an image. When you open VHD, you will find the partitions in it and files as well as folders in the partitions just like the hard drive of your PC. Even virtual hard drive data is prone to get lost in an unexpected way. You might have deleted data from VHD as given in the above scenario. However, there are many such situations accountable for loss or deletion of data from VHD as follows:

  • The partition on VHD might get corrupted for reasons like virus infection, issues in system files, improper handling of hard drive, etc.
  • When VHD is scanned for virus infection, files  on virtual hard disk can get deleted by anti-virus software if the problem cannot be fixed by it
  • Formatting drives in virtual hard disk deletes complete files and their entries from file system of drives
  • While transferring data from virtual hard drive to external storage drive, the process may get interrupted due to sudden shutdown, abrupt removal of data cable  connected or any other reason

Whatever may be the cause for losing data from virtual hard drive, you can get it back using hard drive recovery software. Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is one such utility that helps you in regaining data from VHD.

Virtual hard drive data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software can be used to restore data from Virtual Hard Drive on your Windows PC. It has simple interface and can recognize different file types on computer with Virtual Hard Disk. This tool is capable of retrieving data from drives/partitions lost, missing, deleted, corrupted or formatted in any scenario. It can also be employed for retrieving data from hard drive with bad sectors, after OS crash, hard drive corruption, blue screen if death, etc.  You can restore data from VHD on computer/laptop working with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008 operating systems. You can even retrieve data from internal hard drives, SSDs, FireWire Drives, external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, media players, etc. by using this data recovery application.

Procedural steps to recover data from virtual hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your computer and install it
  • Run the tool and select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” or “Partition Recovery” from main screen depending on the data loss scenario encountered by you
  • Select icon of VHD from next screen and click on “Next”
  • Choose file types from next screen and click on “Next”
  • Software scans VHD and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select on any media file and click on “Preview” to view the file
  • Then save recovered files to any location you prefer on your computer drive by browsing a path and clicking on “Save” option


  • Be careful about selected files while deleting them from VHD
  • Keep your PC clean from viruses to avoid data corruption on VHD