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How to convert disk image to virtual disk file (.vmdk or .vhd)?

Updated on Apr 03, 2019 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Guide

Summary:
How to convert a physical disk image to a virtual disk file (.vmdk or .vhd)? EaseUS Todo Backup can convert system partition image file to vmdk or vhd file to create virtual machine easily.

Why convert a disk image to a virtual disk file

Differing from physical hard disk, the virtual hard disk is a file used as storage media for the virtual machine. P2V (physical to virtual) can help you:

  • Migrate the operating system on the physical machine to a virtual machine when creating a new virtual machine.
  • Convert physical disk image to virtual disk image to transfer data easily.

P2V (physical to virtual) function provided by EaseUS Todo Backup is the most time-saving way to create a new virtual machine.

How to convert a disk image to a virtual disk file with EaseUS Todo Backup

1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Tools"  -> "P2V Conversion".

Select Convert image

2. Click "Browse" to select disk and partition backup image file.

Convert disk partition backup file

3. Select backup time point to convert. Enter the virtual machine name and then select the virtual software vendor: VMware or Virtual PC. Click Browse to modify the location to save the image file.

Select image file

4. Click "Proceed".