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Deleted some s0xx.vmdk files

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Hi,

I have VM Windows 10 on my Macbook running High Sierra. Works fine, when one system message appear telling that running near low disk space with suggestion for deletion of large files.

Accidentally I have deleted two of Virtual Disk-s02X.vmdk files, each 2GB. It doesn't ask me to confirm deletion, just despaired.

Can someone tell me whether is possible to recreate those two files, or I need to delete VM and create from new.

Thanks.

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Isn't -s029.vmdk still missing from that?

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Wil

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It probably won't be possible to re-create those files. Have you checked your OSX recycle bin? They might still be there.

If not you will probably have to start fresh and crate a new VM

Cheers, Paul Wilk
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Thank you for the answer.

No, from the manage storage function on the Mac, doesn't send deleted files to trash can.

I will do fresh installation.

Regards

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Hi,

Actually... there are two users here at the forum that _can_ help you in a case like this.

You might not be able to get all files, back but there's quite often some form of success..

You would either be looking at a.p.  or continuum  and you can basically ignore advice from everybody else on this particular topic.

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Hi Gilgor
> Accidentally I have deleted two of Virtual Disk-s02X.vmdk files, each 2GB.
It is important to know which files you actually deleted and which files are still present.
If you just deleted 2 of those and if they use a high number you may be able to get away with minimal damage.
So please post a list a files that you still have and attach the VMDK-descriptor-file.
That should be named "Virtual Disk.vmdk" and have a size of just a few kb.
Ulli

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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Hi Ulli,

I have make screenshot of the VM package content.

I think that I deleted files:

Virtual Disk-s026.vmdk

Virtual Disk-s027.vmdk

So, I have created new one (manualy) with some basic configuration content. That is why size is so small.

Thanks for any answer in advance.

Gligor

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Have you tried to boot the VM ?

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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Isn't -s029.vmdk still missing from that?

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oops - good catch

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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Yes, that was missing file for raising up VM.

I have created file s029.vmdk, it starts up Windows did some auto-repair tasks but couldn't succeed to repair (error: INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE).

Thanks for the support.

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Hi,

While you might not be able to boot from the disk, you might still be able to access files on it.


But then you would need to either:

- boot from a live CD

- add the virtual disk to another VM as a secondary disk

- mount the vmdk as a disk to the host (AFAIK at the moment you can only do that using paragon's vmdk mounter tool )

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