VHDX is a prominent virtual image file format primarily employed for establishing virtual environments on Windows devices. Windows 10 boasts an integrated Hyper-V manager, which stores data in either VHD or VHDX file formats. However, akin to other data on Windows, VHD and VHDX files can be susceptible to corruption. If you're grappling with a corrupted VHDX file, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll guide you through the most efficient and straightforward method to resolve this issue. Continue reading to learn more.

How do VHDX files get corrupt?

Before delving into the solution for repairing VHDX file corruption, it's crucial to understand how this issue arises. This comprehension is vital to prevent repeating the same mistakes and exercising extra caution moving forward. Here, we'll enumerate some common causes behind VHDX file corruption.

  • Virus or Malware Attacks: Virus or malware attacks pose a significant risk to your VHDX files. If your system has recently fallen victim to such an attack, VHDX file corruption may result. Virus attacks are among the primary culprits behind VHDX file corruption, rendering these files inaccessible and essentially useless.
  • Abrupt System Shut Downs: Inadequate shutdown procedures during system use can also lead to corruption issues. Even if you meticulously follow the step-by-step shutdown process, various other factors can trigger an unexpected system shutdown. Whether intentional or accidental, any abrupt system shutdown carries the risk of file corruption.
  • Corruption in Storage media: Corruption issues with your storage media can also result in VHDX file corruption. Even the failure or breakdown of the storage media itself can lead to corruption in VHDX files.
  • Hard Disk Crashes: If your hard disk has crashed, then no doubt, you are going to face some hard time with those corrupt VHDX files for sure.
How to Recover VHDX Files?

Here are the instructions for successfully retrieving all your files and folders, including lost and missing data, from corrupted virtual hard disk partitions. You can effortlessly recover data from VHDX files following events such as a hard disk crash, damaged storage media, RAID failure, or accidental deletion.

What All you can Recover from VHDX files?

  • Recovery of lost, and deleted files/folders from inaccessible VHDX files
  • Data recovery from severely corrupt VHD partitions.
  • Restoration of all image files, multimedia files, database files, email files, internet files, archives etc. from damaged VHDX files.
  • Supporting of VHDX files created using all Windows platforms: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT, 95, Hyper-V Server, Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Immediate searching of the specific data file type (like DOCX. PDF, XLS etc.) from VHDX files.
  • Configure your recovery settings to skip/rename/overwrite duplicate items, etc.
How to Create VHDX File On Windows Machines

On Widows 8 and Windows 10

  1. Right-click on Windows Start menu, and select and open Disk Management.
  2. On Disk Management window, go to Action menu, and choose Create VHD.
  3. On Create and Attach Virtual hard Disk dialog box, select Browse button to specify VHD location on the machine.
  4. Specify the desired location, and add a File name to it. Click Save to continue.
  5. Specify the preferred size of the VHDX file. You can select size type using drop-down button.
  6. Creating the VHDX file may take some time. After the file is created you can see VHD disk.
  7. Select right-click on Disk and select Initialize Disk to proceed further.
  8. On Initialize Disk box, select MBR and click OK.
  9. Right-click the newly created virtual hard disk, and select New Simple Volume.
  10. Click Next and specify the value for Disk Space size, from the drop-down menu button.
  11. When New Simple Volume Wizard dialog box appears, then assign the folder drive letter and click Next.
  12. Specify your format partition setting, and click Next.
  13. Click Finish to close the wizard.

Now you have successfully created a VHDX on Windows machine.

How to Recover VHDX Files – Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Launch the program, from Start > All Programs » Kernel for VHD Recovery or simply double click on the application to Launch. Once the VHD Recovery tool is launched, then browse the desired VHD/VHDX file(s) to continue. Launch Kernel for VHD Recovery tool
  2. Select any of the recovery modes (depending upon the intensity of damage – considering Quick scan mode the lightest mode, and File Trace the most aggressive mode) to recover the VHDX file. Select any of the recovery modes
  3. Select the virtual hard disk drive that you want to recover and click Next. Select the virtual hard disk drive to recover
  4. Select the desired partition and click Scan button to proceed. Select the desired partition
  5. The tool displays all the files and folders of the selected partition for the preview. Select any specific folders that you want to restore at the desired location. Click Recover and choose a desired location to save files. Choose a desired location to save files
  6. The files are successfully saved to the desired location. Files are successfully saved


In this blog post, we have explored the issue of VHDX file corruption. We initiated our discussion by introducing VHDX files and explaining how they are generated on your system. Next, we delved into the potential causes that can lead to VHDX file corruption. Following this, we provided a comprehensive solution through a step-by-step guide.

Our chosen solution for addressing VHDX file corruption is Kernel for VHD, recognized as the most effective approach for resolving this issue. This tool boasts the capability to effortlessly rectify corruption in both VHD and VHDX files, all within a few simple steps and minimal time. Moreover, it offers a user-friendly interface and self-explanatory features.

We trust that this blog post has been instrumental in aiding you to successfully address and resolve VHDX file corruption issues.

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