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Old 12-23-2019, 02:09 AM   #1
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Can you recover data from a virtual box hard disk?


Does anyone know if it is possible to recover data from a virtual box hard drive directly without starting the installed system? Does this make sense or do I need to be more descriptive?
 
Old 12-23-2019, 08:20 AM   #2
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Well, it's stored as an image, so you may be able to loop mount it(?).

But why not use the system it's on, or another system with the necessary VB software installed(?).
 
Old 12-23-2019, 09:31 PM   #3
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A web search for "[URL="https://duckduckgo.com/?q=recover+data+virtualbox+hard+drive&t=ffsb&ia=web"recover data virtualbox hard drive[/URL]" turns up a number of articles. I do not feel competent to pick one to recommend.

But, like fatmac, I am curious: Why not just fire up the system?
 
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Boot the VirtualBox image with a recovery CD/DVD?
 
  


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