How to Recover Data from VMDK File
Now following this step-by-step guide for SysTools VMware Recovery Tool.
SysTools VMware Recovery Software provide easiest solution to recover VMDK files/folders that are corrupt or damaged, formatted and deleted condition and save in healthy format at desired location.
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If you are using Windows 10/8.1/7, then please launch tool as "Run as Administrator".
Click on open from menu bar of the software. You can also change your language after clicking the drop down list.
Now select the VMDK file. After selecting VMDK file from list, hit on OK button and you can also make new folder.
Here the tool will provide scanning options, hit on Scan button.
Software will dispaly reading percentage. Wait till it reaches to 100%.
Now tool will list the root folder in the application panel. Just explore the root folder.
Now preview all restored folders and choose the needed one and preview all data into left-side of tool window. The deleted partition will be in highlighted red colour.
The application provides two option to save restored data either Save selected data or Save complete recovered data.
For selected data: - select the needed file from right-side of tool panel and click on Save Selected button as highlighted.
For Complete Data: - Choose the folders from Explore Panel of tool and click on the Save button from menu bar.
Give the destination to save the resultant file. You can also create new folder by clicking on Create New Folder button and hit on OK.
Please DO NOT select destination drive/folder as the source hard drive (from which you are recovering data).
View Export progress report and wait till it completes to 100%. If users want to stop the export proceducer then click on Stop.
After completion of export proceducer the tool will notify you by pop-up messages Export Completed Successfully. Simply hit on OK and proceed to display restored data.
Search Option is also given to search for needed file as displayed below:
From the drop-down list adjacent to On, choose search based upon Created, Modified and Last Access
Now, choose the From and To date from the date filter option.
After that put the file name in the search bar and hit on the search icon. The search proceducer will start. After search process completes, search results will be shown.
Simply browse to the destination, which you provided and display all data.