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Windows 7: How do I Recover my Virtual XP?

17 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
How do I Recover my Virtual XP?


I tried to activate my configured Virtual XP and it's gone - just disappeared!
I could not find all my files (as listed in other messages) in my two backups.
Nothing is in the Recycle bin...

1) Any idea why it would just disappear?
2) Any suggestions on any possibility of restoring it?

I will try to answer your questions as best I can and appreciate any assistance.


Ernie Adsett

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17 Mar 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What is the virtual system you use - VMware, Virtual Box, other ??
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17 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Just the Virtual PC that comes with W7.


Ernie Adsett
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18 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64

C:\Users\<user-name>\Virtual Machines

If you placed the primary disk on another drive, Click the Orb, select All Programs and scroll down to "Windows Virtual PC", expand it and click on the same program name. It should open a directory view showing where you located the primary virtual disk and it's name.

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