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Windows 7: Is there any way to recover .vmdf file?

08 Mar 2013   #1
HuruHara

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Is there any way to recover .vmdf file?

is there any way to recover .vmdf file? software or else? any help would be appreciated.


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08 Mar 2013   #2
marsmimar

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To the best of my knowledge, .vmdf files are encrypted virtual drive files. They are primarily associated with MyWinLocker Yo-Safe applications which is preinstalled on Acer machines. Are you trying to recover a file because it was deleted, or are you trying to recover a file because it cannot be decrypted?

I have no personal experience with .vmdf files specifically, or how encrypted virtual drive files are handled once deleted. But you could try using one of these free recovery utilities to see if the deleted file(s) can be detected. People use virtual machines to test new programs, study malware, etc. The virtual machine is isolated from the host machine and they don't "see" one another. Unfortunately, I suspect that might be the case with a virtual drive. Once something is deleted from a virtual drive it might be gone forever.

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09 Mar 2013   #3
HuruHara

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yes, the file is associated with MyWinLocker Yo-Safe. Unfortunately, the file is corrupted and it can't be opened. Yes, like you said it cannot be decrypted. Is there is any way to fix this?
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09 Mar 2013   #4
marsmimar

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I do not know of any way to decrypt a file without using the program that encrypted it. (If such a tool was readily available there would be no point in encrypting files if everybody could access them.) If either the file or the program has become damaged or corrupt, I think the contents of the file would not be retrievable without specialized, and very expensive, data recovery software. Perhaps not even then depending on the level of encryption, and according to the website, they use AES-military strength encryption.

My only other suggestion is to contact customer support and see if they have any suggestions. There is a link in the upper right corner of the website.

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