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Open Virtual Disk Image File

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A virtual disk image file is a sector-by-sector copy of a physical disk, which includes complete contents and data structure of a hard disk. It is mainly used by Virtual Machine software. PowerISO supports the following virtual disk image formats,

  • VMWare Virtual Disk Image File (*.vmdk)

  • Virtual PC Virtual Disk Image File (*.vhd)

  • VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image File (*.vdi)

Open VMDK File

VMDK file is created by VMWare software. To open VMDK file, please follow the steps,

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Click the "Open" button on toolbar or choose "File > Open" menu to open vmdk file.

  • If there are more than one partition in the vmdk file, PowerISO will list all partitions, you need select a partition from the list to continue. Only one partition can be opened at a time.

  • Click the "Extract" button on toolbar to open "Extract vmdk file" dialog.

  • Choose the destination directory for extraction.

  • If you want to extract all files, you should select "All files" option.

  • Click the "OK" button to start extracting. If you want to extract another partition in the vmdk file, you need open the vmdk file again, and select the partition desired.

 

Open VHD File

VHD file is created by Virtual PC software. To open vhd file, please follow the steps,

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Click the "Open" button on toolbar or choose "File > Open" menu to open vhd file.

  • If there are more than one partition in the vhd file, PowerISO will list all partitions, you need select a partition from the list to continue. Only one partition can be opened at a time.

  • Select the files you want to extract, then click the "Extract" button on toolbar to open "Extract vhd file" dialog.

  • Choose the destination directory.

  • If you want to extract all files, you should select "All files" option.

  • Click the "OK" button to start extracting. If you want to extract another partition in the vhd file, you need open the vhd file again, and select the partition desired.

 

Open VDI file

VDI file is created by VirtualBox software. To open VDI file, please follow the steps,

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Click the "Open" button on toolbar or choose "File > Open" menu to open vdi file.

  • If there are more than one partition in the vdi file, PowerISO will list all partitions, you need select a partition from the list to continue. Only one partition can be opened at a time.

  • Select the files you want t extract, then click the "Extract" button on toolbar to open "Extract vdi file" dialog. If no file is selected, all files in the image file will be extracted.

  • Choose the destination directory for extraction.

  • If you want to extract all files, you should select "All files" option.

  • Click the "OK" button to start extracting. If you want to extract another partition in the vdi file, you need open the vdi file again, and select the partition desired.

 

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