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Windows 7: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

21 Mar 2014   #90
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It looks ok. As a test, copy the VHD to your desktop, then mount it in Disk Management to see if it does the same.


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21 Mar 2014   #91
MisCelineous

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've copied it over and tried attaching the copy as a VHD, but it's still not working... It still says the folder is empty when I open it.
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21 Mar 2014   #92
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. See if you may be able to open the VHD from within the free program 7-Zip.
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21 Mar 2014   #93
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If 7-zip can't do it, try Pguru.

Use the Pro version - you don't need to buy it , most of the features work unregistered.

Surprisingly useful program.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management-pg-vhd.jpg


Recover deleted files, Partition manager and Windows backup - PartitionGuru


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21 Mar 2014   #94
MisCelineous

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've tried opening the VHD files via 7-zip, but they're appear in some unknown application files (to me at least!) as shown in the screenshot below.

I've also tried using PartitionGuru, but when I selected "Open Virtual Disk File" for the VHD file, nothing happens. I'm sorry I'm so ignorant in this, but I really don't know what to do.


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System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management-vhd-7-zip-screenshot.jpg  
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21 Mar 2014   #95
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Looks like it's a bad VHD image.

What do you see in the top two folders?
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21 Mar 2014   #96
MisCelineous

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The first folder is empty. The second one is screenshot below.


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System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management-vhd-7-zip-screenshot2.jpg  
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21 Mar 2014   #97
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For whatever reason, the files for the system image are not in the VHD.

When you open the VHD, it should basically look the same as when you open the C: drive like the screenshot under step 10 Option One.
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21 Mar 2014   #98
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have you got any shadow storage?

You can have a look with shadow explorer

ShadowExplorer.com - Downloads
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25 Sep 2014   #99
Peter Pan

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Read-only checkbox MUST be checked at first time at least

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Nice tutorial and very handy.
7. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Be sure to leave the Read only box unchecked.

Why not readonly? you only want to mount it and READ files from it.
Hello all,
I have tried mounting several VHD images and I have always to allow writing (Read-only unchecked) the first I mount a given image. Otherwise I get an uninitialized drive. After a first mount with writing permission, I can mount any image as read-only. I also noticed that the date stamps are updated for the images with writing permissions at the time of first mounting operation. So something has been written to the image, even I do not even open it in Explorer.

Some explanation for that?

Cheers from France
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