Mount a VHD File

This article shows you how to mount a .VHD file produced by RBackup.

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In version 11.12, RBackup can create a full disk image of a hard drive. The "image" is a file that ends in ".VHD" and is stored in the Image Backup Location as defined in the Schedule screen on the RBackup Endpoint software when the "Full Image Backup" backup set is selected from the pull-down menu.

This is a standard Microsoft .VHD file, unencrypted and uncompressed. It can be mounted with any software that can mount a VHD file. In some operating systems you can simply use Windows Explorer to browse over to the file, right click it and select Mount.

Once mounted, the VHD file will run like it ran on the original computer or server. You can use it as-is in this virtualized environment. You can browse for files, run most programs, and access the Internet.

If you're using a version of Windows that doesn't have this capability, you can mount the file with any hypervisor. We'll use a free product from Oracle - VirtualBox.

You can download VirtualBox for free here:


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