This step-by-step article describes how to recover data
files from a damaged Connectix Virtual PC for Mac virtual PC.
Recover Data Files from a Damaged Virtual PC for Mac Virtual PC
To recover data files from a damaged Virtual PC for Mac virtual PC,
follow these steps:
- Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click) the damaged virtual PC that you
want to recover the data from, and then click Show Package
The hard disk drive image holds all the Windows files and
programs for a virtual machine.
- Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click)
the hard disk drive image file.
Note By default, the hard disk drive image file is labeled with the operating system
name unless you specified something else when you created it during the guest
- Click Copy
- Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click) the Mac desktop, and then click
- Create a new folder on the Mac hard disk drive where you want to
store the recovered data, and then name the folder "Recovery" (or something
- Move the copy of the hard disk drive file from the Package
contents folder on the desktop to the Recovery folder.
- Create a new virtual PC in Virtual PC.
For more information about how to create a new virtual PC, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to create a new virtual machine in Virtual PC
- Click the new virtual PC in the Virtual PC list, (for the new virtual PC where you want to move
the data to), and then click Settings.
- Click the Drive 2 listing.
- Click Hard Drive document, and then click
- Locate the Recovery folder, and then click the hard disk drive document you that you want to recover.
- Click Open, and then start the new virtual
- Restart the virtual PC after Plug & Play detects and installs the new virtual hard disk drive.
- Open My Computer in the new virtual PC. The recovered drive
appears as the D drive (or some other drive letter).
- Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click) the drive where you are trying to
get the data files, and then click Explore.
- Locate the files that you want to recover.
Article ID: 825413 - Last Review: September 10, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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