👍 Watch how to create an Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine, and how to recover data from a virtual disk of such machine after a failure or when the virtual machine can’t start.
Recovering Data of Oracle VM VirtualBox Virtual Machine (*.vdi, *.vmdk, *.vhd, *.hdd, *.qed, *.qcow) - https://hetmanrecovery.com/recovery_news/recovering-data-of-oracle-vm-virtualbox-virtual-machine.htm.
VirtualBox official webpage: https://www.virtualbox.org/.
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In this video, I want to show you one trick, just in case if for some reason your virtual machine is no longer working, and there are important files on its disks. I will show you how to recover them. Though Oracle VirtualBox is a virtual machine, real data can be saved there.
As we have already said, all files stored in virtual machine disks are located in .vdi files of the virtual disk (in our case). Hetman Partition Recovery, the program for hard disk data recovery, has the function of mounting virtual disks and recovering data from such disks.
You can download Hetman Partition Recovery here: https://hetmanrecovery.com/hard_drive_recovery/software.htm
In order to get access to virtual machine files:
1. Run Hetman Partition Recovery and mount the virtual machine disk. If there are several of them, you can mount them all at once or one by one.
To mount a virtual disk with the help of Hetman Partition Recovery, click on Mount Disk in the quick access menu of the program. As a result, the window of choosing a virtual disk will open.
Go to the folder containing the virtual machine and choose the necessary virtual disk file.
2. As you do that, the section “Mounted Disks” containing the list of mounted virtual disks will appear in the window, where all disks found by the application are shown. If you mount several disks, you will see the entire disk list there.
3. Scan the disk with the application by clicking on the disk in the disk manager
4. After the analysis, the application will show the directory tree of the scanned disk.
5. Find and recover the necessary files to a convenient location in your main operating system.
By the way, you can use this method to move files from a virtual machine disk to the main operating system.
The methods we have described for recovering data of an Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machine are good for virtual machine regardless of their virtual disk format: *.vdi, *.vmdk, *.vhd, *.vhdx, *.hdd, *.qed, *.qcow and they will be absolutely similar for all of these virtual disk formats. In this video, we have used the *.vdi virtual disk format as an example.
I also recommend watching our previous videos on VMWare Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines; you can find the links in the description of this video.
How to create a VMWare virtual machine and recover data from a VMDK disk with VMFS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IOkVnQfN0E.
How to create a Microsoft Hyper V virtual machine and recover data from a VHDX disk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FcU_3JGReI.
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