U-Tools: Unique Tools for Windows System Administrators
U-Recover Help

Mounting a VHD File

U-Recover can mount a Virtual Hard Disk file (VHD or VHDX) as a disk letter. The file can be mounted read-only or read-write.

How to Mount a VHD file as a Disk Letter

To mount a VHD file use the following procedure:

  1. Click or tap on the tab Mount (top).
  2. Click or tap on the button Mount Raw VHD File.
  3. Enter the path to the VHD file (.VHD or .VHDX suffix).
  4. Assign an unused disk letter to the VHD file.
  5. Check the box Read only to mount the file read-only. Uncheck the box to mount the file for writing.
  6. Click or tap on Next.
  7. U-Recover will announce that it is ready to mount the VHD file. Click or tap on Mount.

It might take a few seconds for the operation to complete. If an error occurs U-Recover will display a message box that explains the reason for the error. Click Ok to dismiss the error message.

Viewing the mounted image

After the VHD is mounted you can click or tap on View Virtual Disk to launch Windows Explorer. It will automatically navigate to the disk letter that you had just mounted. You will have full Administrator rights to view or copy the folders or files within the disk letter.

Keeping the VHD mounted

The VHD file will remain mounted until you exit U-Recover, at which point it will be automatically dismounted. To keep the VHD file mounted after you quit U-Recover, click or tap on the box Keep the VHD file mounted after finish. The VHD file will remain mounted even if you reboot the computer.

To exit U-Recover click or tap on the red X (top right).

Dismounting All Images

To dismount all disk letters click or tap on the tab Dismount. Then click or tap on the button Dismount All Disk Images. This will dismount all of the VHD files that are mounted.