Mounting a VHD file in Windows 7 with Read or Write Access
January 20, 2009 1 Comment
Microsoft Windows 7 enables users to mount a VHD file using the Disk Management snap-in with Read or Write access. VHD files are Virtual Hard Drives used by Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server.
Mounting a VHD File – Using Disk Management
- Click Start Orb.
- Right-click mmc to select Run as Administrator to open the snap-in.
- From the File menu select Add/Remove snap-in….
- Select Disk Management and click Add.
- Ensure Local Computer is selected and click Finish.
- Ensure Disk Management is added as a Snap-In and click Ok.
- Select the Disk Management node.
- Select a Drive with an assigned drive letter.
- Right-click the Disk Management node to select Attach VHD.
- Browse to the VHD to mount. You can place a check in the Read-only checkbox if you only need read access to the VHD.
Mounting a VHD File – Using Command Prompt
- Open an Elevated Command Prompt, see “Elevate a Command Prompt in Windows 7” for help.
select vdisk file=c:\VHD\Vista.vhd
Edited: April 12, 2014