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  • Question

  • 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 12:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi my apologies ,have been away.

     thank you for your answer.

    it all makes sense now.


    C. Sandys

    • Marked as answer by chaswill Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:26 PM
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:26 PM

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  • 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 tracycai Monday, July 23, 2012 7:57 AM
    Sunday, July 22, 2012 8:05 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

    C.Sandys


    C. Sandys

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 4:04 PM
  •   Why 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.

    Bill

    • Proposed as answer by tracycai Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:56 AM
    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:37 PM
  • Hi my apologies ,have been away.

     thank you for your answer.

    it all makes sense now.


    C. Sandys

    • Marked as answer by chaswill Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:26 PM
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:26 PM
  • You still have not answered the question. What program is used to open VHD files?

       would enjoy an answer, thank you very much.

    S

    • Proposed as answer by Jeffrey228 Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:34 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Jeffrey228 Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:34 AM
    Sunday, November 17, 2013 5:46 AM
  • Well apparently to answer this question that is almost dated 4 months, I will post a URL that might be helpful in the event of Reading the .vhd files, and it both includes Mounting and Yes "Reserving a Drive Letter", this article should give you a detail example of this,

    http://www.howtogeek.com/125704/how-to-extract-individual-files-from-a-windows-7-system-image-backup/
    I Know Microsoft might not like the idea of this, but it is a Tip/Trick you can do on Windows 7, and it works.
    Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:37 AM