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Recover deleted Hyper-V VM xml file

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  • Hi ,

    I have following issue:

    I import Hyper-V VM and after this I delete the same VM and now xml file is missing.

    My questions are:

    1.Does it possible to recover xml file because I have no backup and how if it is?

    2.Does it possible when i import Vm to set Hyper-V to make a copy of xml indeed to make a symbolic links to original xml ?

    Another test wich i did is that i do copy paste of original xml to another folder and after this i repeat the same procedure "import and delete VM" and after this when i tried to import copied xml file it popup Error.

    Thank you for help guys!

    Monday, January 30, 2017 10:14 AM

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  • Without backup, there is no way to recover the original xml file.  However, you can create a new one by creating a new VM configured to use the original VHD.  First delete the existing VM from within Hyper-V Manager, not Windows Explorer.  Deleting from Hyper-V Manager leaves all files.  Once you have deleted from Hyper-V Manager, simply recreate within Hyper-V manager.


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    Monday, January 30, 2017 2:34 PM
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