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Mounting a WindowsImageBackup VHD file

  1. #1


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional

    Mounting a WindowsImageBackup VHD file


    Hello,
    I am trying to mount a VHD file from my WindowsImageBackup.
    I used a script to have Take Ownership of a folder, and did that to WindowsImageBackup,.
    I am using Disk Management -> Action -> Attach VHD.
    Now I see the drive mounted in Disk Management, but I can not explore it or open it.
    But I desperetely need a couple files from there for work.
    Any suggestions?
    I am sorry if I may have posted in the wrong area of this site.
    I am running windows 8.1.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Yuri,

    Did you already approve to manually open the WindowsImageBackup folder before trying to attach the VHD?

    Afterwards, you should be able to attach the VHD and open it.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Yuri,

    Did you already approve to manually open the WindowsImageBackup folder before trying to attach the VHD?

    Afterwards, you should be able to attach the VHD and open it.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Im sorry I dont understand what you mean by approve to manually open the WindowsBackupImage?
    But let me first read the link you have attached.
    And I would like to apologize for not properly searching your site first for the link you have provided, but i do appreciate your help and patience.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Yuri,

    Did you already approve to manually open the WindowsImageBackup folder before trying to attach the VHD?

    Afterwards, you should be able to attach the VHD and open it.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Thank you so much for your help, I followed the link assign drive letter from the link you posted in step 6 Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
    and it worked!!!!!

    You are a life saver!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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