Get the finest VMDK Recovery software here for your corrupt VMDK files. VMDK aka virtual machine disk file is used to store VMware virtual machine hard disk's content. If your VMware machine fails to load on your workstation due to corruption, this software is simply a boon for you. It is smartly programmed and contains a powerful recovery algorithm that restores entire VMDK data in minimal time. It supports corrupt VMDK file of any type, i.e. Fixed and dynamic, containing any partition table, i.e. MBR and GPT, and containing any popular file systems, such as: FAT, FAT16, FAT32, FAT64, NTFS, HFS+ and EXTX. VMDK file recovery software is designed with an interactive and self-instructive interface for both technical and non-technical users.
Demo Limitations - Free Demo version allow users to check the preview of recovered VMDK files
Swift & Efficient Recovery
SysInfo VMDK recovery solution efficiently restores data from corrupt VMDK data files and saves them in their original form at user-defined locations. No changes or modification are made to their data. On completion of the VMDK recovery process, files and folders data remain arranged in a proper structure.
Support Both Disk Types
Any disk type your VMDK file is saved in, fixed or dynamic, this software provides you an option for selecting the disk types, before it performs the swift recovery of your data. If you select dynamic disk type, note that both SPARSE and FLAT types are supported by this VMDK recovery tool. Read more...
Recovers Split VMDK File
If your VMDK file is split into multiple parts, this tool can recover your entire data from every part of the file. You should make sure all the parts are located in the same folder, and you select the first VMDK file. It auto-detects the other parts of the file and recovers data from them. Just define the selected VMDK is either saved in SPARSE type or FLAT type.
Support Descriptor VMDK
VMDK recovery can also be done by using the descriptor VMDK file. If you don't know the type of your split VMDK file, SPARSE or FLAT, then simply choose Is Descriptor option. Now, select the VMDK descriptor file from your system directory. By this way, the software will auto-detect the type of your selected VMDK file which is split into multiple parts and perform recovery with ease.
Dual Scanning Modes
Corruption can be severe. This VMDK repair tool scans them in two different scanning modes: Standard and Advance. So, whatever the level of corruption, you can easily scan your corrupt VMDK file to perform ideal data recovery.
Support for MBR & GPT
The two common partition tables found in a disk are: MBR (Master Boot Record0 and GPT aka GUID partition table. This Virtual machine disk recovery software supports both partition table formats. In case of GPT format, check 'GPT format' box before scanning.
Custom Settings for Drive
If you choose advance scanning mode, you can define the custom settings for a selected drive, i.e. starting and ending sectors. Also, you can skip the selection of the volume size while parsing operation is being conducted on your system. (Optional)
Support All File Systems
Virtualbox VMDK Recovery Software supports all file systems of major operating systems, such as: FAT, FAT16, FAT32, FAT64 (exFAT), and NTFS of Windows system, HFS+ of Mac system, and EXTX (the entire extended file system family) of Linux system.
Custom Volume Addition
If you think there's something left which is not shown in this list, you have an option to add the missing volume. Click 'Add Custom Volume' button, and a new volume will be added to the list. Next, you define the custom settings for this new volume.
Custom Settings for Volume
The custom settings option allows users to define the custom settings of a selected volume. The settings include start sector and end sector of the volume. Also, you can choose the file system (multiple options) in which you want to treat the selected volume.
Smart RAW Recovery
For a complete & successful VMDK file recovery, RAW mode should be considered. It supports image (5 MB), archive (1 GB), and audio (6 MB) formats by default, and recovers them with ease. RAW recovery must be used with the new custom volume you added.
Add New Signatures
If you want to add new file types in RAW Recovery mode, you simply by click 'Add new signatures in new/existing file button. You can define file settings and save the new entries at your preferred location. After that, you can upload this new file for parsing.
Three Recovery Modes
This utility features three different recovery modes for different levels of corruption in your VMDK files, i.e. Standard Mode for minor corruption, Advanced Mode for moderate corruption, and Deep Mode for severe corruption. Select the modes one at a time and perform the recovery.
Search for File Systems
If you choose advanced recovery mode, you need to enter the number of file systems you want to find on your selected volume. The default number of file system is 3. You can enter any number, but make sure the selected volume contains the number of file systems you have defined.
Tree Structure Preview
Once the scanning process is successfully completed, all your files and folders will be displayed in a tree-structure by VMDK recovery application. Click every file to check their properties in the right hand pane. Then you can select them in the tree-structure, and save them anywhere.
If you want to select specific file items in the large tree-structure, you can do that with the help of the Auto-Search feature. Just enter the file name or file type in the search box, and click Search button. You can search multiple files at a time by using | (vertical pipe key) between every two files.
Tech-savvy and novice computer users can easily operate this online VMDK repair. It contains an interactive and self-explanatory user interface which requires no prior technical expertise. This makes the VMDK recovery task very easy and effective.
Support & Compatibility
VMDK Recovery Software supports virtual machine disk files created by all major versions of VMware and Oracle Virtual Box. It also runs smoothly on all popular Windows operating versions, such as: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and any later Windows versions including the latest Windows 10.
|Product Features||Free Version||Full Version|
|Choose the disk type i.e. Dynamic Disk or Fixed Disk|
|Support VMDK files which are split, SPARSE & FLAT as well as descriptor|
|Support FAT, FAT16, FAT32, FAT64, NTFS, HFS+ and EXTX files|
|Two scanning modes i.e. Standard mode and Advance mode|
|Save Recovered VMDK Data||Only Preview|
|24*7 Tech Support & Secure 100%|
Specifications of VMDK Recovery Tool
SPARSE and FLAT are two file types used by VMDK aka Virtual Machine Hard Disk file. While creating a VMDK file, you will see an option, Allocate all disk space now. If you check this option, the file type which is created is FLAT, and it uses all the allocated disk space. With FLAT file type, you can facilitate the performance of your VMware and Virtual Machine Hard Disk files. But if you don't check this Allocate all disk space now option, the file type will be SPARSE. With SPARSE file type, you can't allocate the space, and the virtual disk starts small and increases as you add data to it..
VMDK descriptor is just like a log file for VMDK file if you split it into multiple parts. If you choose the Split virtual disk into multiple files option, a descriptor file will be created in the same folder where the split VMDK file is stored. If you have no idea about the file type which your VMDK is saved in, either SPARSE or FLAT, you can check its Descriptor option. Then instead of selecting the corrupt VMDK file, you need to select the VMDK descriptor file. The size of VMDK descriptor file is generally a few KBs.
RAW recovery mode should be preferred when corruption level is severe and you want to recover the maximum possible data from corrupt VMDK files. The algorithm of RAW recovery is quite different from other recovery modes, i.e. standard, advanced, and deep. To use RAW recovery mode, just select the volume in the list and select RAW in Treat file system as option. After that, you can parse the selected volume to recover your data from it. The default supported file types are: image files (JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc.) of up to 5 MB, archive files (ZIP, RAR, TAR, etc.) of up to 1 GB, and audio files of up to 6 MB. You can add new signatures to new or existing files by simply clicking the Gear button shown next to Add new signatures in new/existing file. After that, you need to define the file settings for the new file, and then you can save this new file. Now upload this new file in RAW recover mode and parse the selected volume again.
There is a feature in this software which enables you add to a custom volume in the list. Once the selected VMDK file is scanned, the available volumes will be displayed in the list. If you think there's still something left, you could add a custom volume in the list and define the custom settings. The custom settings include start sector and end sector. Also, you need to define the file system format in which you want to treat your new custom volume, such as: FAT, FAT16, FAT32, FAT64 (exFAT), NTFS, HFS+, and EXTX.
This VMDK Recovery software is capable enough to support corrupt VMDK files which are split into multiple parts. While creating the VMDK file on VMware, there's an option for splitting the VMDK file. If you select it, the VMDK file will be split into multiple parts and stored in the same folder. If any part is corrupt, it causes the entire VMDK file to be inaccessible. This software smartly supports split VMDK files of both SPARSE and FLAT types. Make sure all the parts of the split VMDK file are stored in the same folder, and then choose the first part of the VMDK file. After that, the software will auto-detect the remaining part of the files and perform complete recovery with ease.