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VMware Virtual Machine Data Recovery Steps

Updated on Oct 17, 2018 by Abby Haines to File Recovery


EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a reliable VMware data recovery solution. It can guide you to recover lost or deleted VMware data in a super easy way.

Is VMware data recovery really difficult?

There are various cases of severe data loss from all system installed with VMware virtual application with .vmdk extension. However, unfortunately VMware doesn't provide a built-in undelete function. This fact makes VMware data recovery quite difficult for users.

But is it really the case? Actually, there are other options that can help you recover lost files from VMware Virtual Machine with no efforts. You can either try a data recovery software which offers VMware data recovery functionality, or immediately contact a data recovery company depending on the importance of the data. Here we prefer the former.

Important Note: NEVER get the datastore modified in any way to prevent overwriting data before a full VMware data recovery!

Why we prefer VMware data recovery software?

Compared with a data recovery company, a VMware data recovery application is more cost-effective. We recommend EaseUS hard drive data recovery software to be your first choice. It can search for all the lost and deleted data including the office files, database files, image, audio and video files, backup and archive files and then employs its special recovery algorithm to fetch every piece of lost data from the system. That is how the program works to perform VMware data recovery.

Steps to recover lost or deleted data from VMware Virtual Machine

With a wizard-like interface, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can guide you to recover VMware data in a super easy way. Now you can download it and try the following guide.

Step 1. Select the disk storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

select a location to start VMware data recovery

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the selected disk to search all the recoverable files on VMware Virtual Machine

Step 3. Preview all the listed recoverable files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back. Here you should save all the recovered files on a different drive or memory card in case of data recovery failure.

Preview and recover lost files from VMware Virtual Machine