paeppi_p
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how to read legacy image?

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Hi,

a long time ago I have been using the then-current version of VMware to run Windows NT4 in a virtual machine. In December 2000 I have a created an image of my virtual PC. Now I am looking for some private data, which I suspect may be contained in the file system of that virtual PC.

My image consists of 4 files on a CD: nt4.cfg, nt4.dsk,nt4.log, nt4.nvram.

The log file nt4.cfg contains the following information about the version of VMware, which has been used:

ProductID = VMware for Linux, ProductType = 2.0

All I want to do is read and copy some data of the file system of the Windows NT4 virtual machine contained in that image.

I have installed Workstation 6, but it does not seem to be possible to import the old image. I have browsed through the"Workstation User's Manual" and through the "Virtual Machine Mobility Planning Guide", but I have not been able to extract a useful how-to from these documents.

Any suggestions on how to solve my problem?

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continuum
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Have you tried to mount the *.dsk with vdk.exe ?

Not usre if it works - but if it does - it is the easiest way

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description of vmx-parameters:

VMware-liveCD:


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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birdie
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Install VMWare 3.2.1-2242 or 2.0.3-799 then export your files via network.

paeppi_p
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Thanks for your hint.

But how can I obtain VMware 3.2.1-2242 or 2.0.3-799?

I have browsed through www.vmware.com without success.

Am 27.09.2008 15:23, schrieb birdie:

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continuum
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Have you tried to mount the *.dsk with vdk.exe ?

Not usre if it works - but if it does - it is the easiest way

___________________________________

description of vmx-parameters:

VMware-liveCD:


________________________________________________
Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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paeppi_p
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Thanks a lot for your hint! Easy enough, I have my data!

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