How to Mount VHD File in Windows 10

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In this post, I going to explain, how to mount VHD file in Windows 10. Here you will get the three methods to mount and unmount VHD or VHDX files in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc. Before starring the article we firstly we will describe what is VHD or VHDX files.

What is VHD File

VHD is a file format that represents a virtual hard drive. It can be stored anywhere the physical host can access. There are two main types of virtual hard drives fixed-size and dynamically expanding. Both types have a maximum size value that specifies how large the disk will appear to virtual machines.

What is VHDX File

VHDX is Hyper-V virtual hard disk format found in Windows server 2012. The main advantage of switching to VHDX is its increased storage capacity of 64 TB, instead of VHD standard storage limit of 2 TB.

How to Mount VHD and VHDX File in Windows 10

There are various methods to mount and unmount VHD or VHDX files in Windows 10. Here I am explaining a few simple methods which can help you to mount unmount VHD files.

Mount VHD and VHDX File In Windows 10 Using Disk Management

Using disk management users can easily mount and unmount VHD files. All steps are given below:

  1. Right hit on Windows PC then click on the manage option.
  2. After that, the disk management dialogue box opens, under storage, right hit on disk management, and hit of attaching VHD.
  3. For unmounting VHD/VHDX disk, right-hit on the newly created volume and hit on the Detach VHD option.

Mount VHD and VHDX File In Windows 10 With Command Prompt

This method is used for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 to mount or unmount VHD/VHDX file. Follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Press Win+X keys, and hit on Command Prompt (Admin) mode. In the command prompt, type disk part and tap the Enter button. Enter the following command to choose the VHD/VHDX file by giving its location. Choose vdisk file = “location of VHD file”
  2. Type “attach vdisk” and press Enter for mount the VHD/VHDX file.
  3. For unmount a VHD/VHDX file, write “detach vdisk” and press Enter.

Mount VHD and VHDX File in Windows 10 Windows Explorer

This method is an easy one to mount and unmount VHD & VHDX file in Windows 10, 8, 7, etc. Please follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • In Windows, right hit on the VHD/VHDX file and select Mount VHD. The VHD disk is added to your computer this will be an additional drive. Users can execute any actions like copy, move or access the data from the drive. It will act as physical storage.
  • In the newly generated volume or drive, by right-hit and select Eject to disconnect or unmount.

Sometimes, while executing above manual approaches, VHD/VHDX file might get corrupted or unreadable. If you are the one facing the same issue then, you can move the next steps. That I mentioned below:

Try Trusted VHD Data Recovery Software

With the help of SysTools VHD Data Recovery Software users can recover any size of data with any file size limitation. It has the capability to recover deleted, damaged, corrupted, and lost data from VHD or VHDX file. This software is capable enough to recover healthy VHD files without installing a virtual machine. Now, we will know the working steps of the software.

Steps to Recover Damaged Data From VHD or VHDX Files

  1. Firstly Download and Install VHDX data recovery software of your Windows PC.
  2. Now, click on open button from the menu bar of the application restore
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  3. After that software will give you the option to choose either VHD or VHDX files. Users can choose any one as per their requirements.  unmount VHD file
  4. Navigate to the location where you have saved your VHD or VHDX (Virtual Hard Drive) and browse. But the virtual disk should be unmounted. unmounted vhd file
  5. After that view all restored folders and choose the needed one and view all data into the right-side of tool Window. The deleted partition will be highlighted in red color. unmounted VHDX file
  6. Now click on the Save button from the software menu bar and provide the location to save restored files. And finally, go to the location and preview corrupted virtual hard disk files in a healthy state. unmounted VHD file

Summing Up

In this write up we have discussed how to mount VHD file in Windows 10. In this post, we have given 3 manual methods and one trusted third-party software. Now it’s your turn to take decisions wisely. You can choose any option. But the SysTools software is the best way to recover deleted, corrupted, shift deleted, formatted, reformatted, VHD, andVHDX files.