Sunday, July 22, 2012 12:08 PM
I have windows 7 home edition.
I use an external drive which I use to backup my files to.
When I was using widows XP it worked O.K.
But now my files are being saved in a VHD format.
I can still open my old files in windows 7,but my new files are being saved in a VHD format.
How can I get to read/see these files?
Sunday, July 22, 2012 8:05 PM
Windows backup uses the VHD format for backups.
You should be able to mount your VHD as a hard drive (through disk management) and access your backed up files.
- Proposed As Answer by Tracy CaiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, July 23, 2012 7:57 AM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 4:04 PM
Many thanks for your advice.
I have attached my backup files to my external drive O.K.
But they are in VHD format and I cannot open them.
How do I do this
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:37 PMWhy do you want to open them? If you need to restore files from the backup, the backup and restore program has no problems handling the file format. If you want to have backup files which you can read and reload yourself, don't use Windows backup. Simply copy the files.
- Proposed As Answer by Tracy CaiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:56 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:26 PM
Hi my apologies ,have been away.
thank you for your answer.
it all makes sense now.
- Marked As Answer by chaswill Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:26 PM