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how to open a vhd file from windows 7 in vista

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by markmu66, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. markmu66

    markmu66 Member

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    Hi Guys, my windows 7 laptop was stolen from my house during a break in. I am now using an old vista laptop. i made a windowsimage backup onto an external hard drive pevious to the theft. ow do I access files on this back up as there are some important documents and pictures on this?

    thanks in advance,
    mark.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    I don't have Vista but can open mine by right clicking and using 7Zip to open the files.

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    I'll give it a try. Thank you attar.
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    You maybe able to mount it in either vmware player,virtualbox or easeus todo backup.Web search before installing any of these on how to mount a windows 7 image (assuming windows was used to create the image),this will allow exploration as tho it was a folder assuming opening archive doesn't work

    edit:eek:ther option download a win 7 disc & install it along side vista
     
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    Maybe mountable in Vista - can be done in Win7: Computer > Manage > Right click on Disk Management and Attach VHD.

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