Feature Comparison of Parallels Desktop Recovery Tool - DEMO and Licensed Version
|Features||DEMO Version||FULL Version|
|Upload Parallels HDD, HDS, PVM files|
|Four advance recovery mode options|
|Open Parallels HDD file|
|Windows 10 & All Other Previous Windows Version Supported|
|Advance search option with filters|
|Parallels HDD partition recovery option|
|Save recovered Parallels HDD file data||Preview only|
|24*7 Tech Support & Secure 100%|
Commonly asked user's questions and answers
Go with these simple steps to recover files from Parallels virtual machine disk.
Parallels .hdd files are virtual machine files created with "Parallels Desktop for Mac" virtualization software. These files serve as a hard disk to the virtual machine which contains files, data, and settings used to start and run virtual machines.
Parallels Desktop virtual machines use the .pvm file extension to manage virtual machines. To start virtual machines, users have to double-click on the .pvm files of respective VMs.
Parallels .hdd file types are located within the heart of .pvm (Parallels Virtual Machine) files. To get a closer look of these files you need to extract these files. To extract, browse the path where your .pvm file is located and once found right-click on it and choose "Show Package Contents". The extracted folder contains your .hdd file.
By default Parallels virtual machine files are saved either in the Documents/Parallels folder inside your user folder, or to /Users/Shared/Parallels.
You can also determine file location using PVM file Alias. If you need to see the location of a PVM file to which an alias points, right-click on the PVM alias and choose to Get Info. You will see the location for the PVM file it points to after Original.
One can open these files easily by using “Parallels Mounter” software. Using Parallels Mounter software one can easily see the entire contents inside the .hdd file. Parallels Mounter does not support other virtual machine file types such as .vhd or .vmdk created with VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V.
You can use this "BitRecover Parallels HDD Recovery Wizard" to open and explore your .pvm, .hdd file contents. The software acts as a Parallels .pvm, .hdd viewer, which allows you to read Parallels .hdd file of any file size. You can read and open the corrupt Parallels .hdd file as well as healthy .hdd file to extract few of your crucial files from it.
Note: Oracle VM VirtualBox can also be used for viewing older versions of .hdd files.
Parallels hdd disk may get corrupted because of the following reasons:
No one can afford data loss, but unfortunately, there is no way to run away from such issues. There are possibilities when you run your “Parallels Desktop” virtualization machine pops up with an error that your “virtual .hdd is corrupt, check it for errors”.
Users are always suggested to make a backup of their virtual drives and make a habit of updating it regularly, so in case if any error occurs you can restore your data easily. There are some manual ways but they will not work in above-mentioned cases related to HDD failure. So getting the Parallels HDD Recovery software is a wise idea.
Points to be kept in mind before choosing a Parallels HDD Recovery Software :
Yes, Software can recover data from Parallels Virtual machine that shows a black screen and fails to boot. Download Parallels data recovery software trial version and run it to scan your .hdd virtual disk file. Order the Licensed edition of the recovery tool to save your entire data from Parallels HDD file.
This error message shows that your virtual machine has got corrupted and now you need to restore data from it. Download Parallels .hdd Recovery Wizard and scan your .hdd file. After complete scan software will list your recovered files and folders. Save your required files and folders with the help of a licensed edition of the tool.
As Parallels host operating system is Mac, you need to take the help of a Mac data recovery software in this case. The VM once deleted gets deleted from host hard disk file system. If after recovering from MAC hard drive, you are still not able to open up your .hdd file then in that case Parallels HDD Recovery Wizard will help.
It’s pretty easy to use this, to get back your data from Mac Parallels VMs.
Andy Nathan Gillespie, USA
I recommend this utility to all Mac geeks, who are looking to recover data from a Parallels Desktop virtual machine.
Karla G Garcia Castro, USA
Able to save my emails from my VM, which got crashed. Thank you guys.
Daniel Victor, USA
Recovered my SQL Server databases stored on VM. Great product.
Janice Matus, Canada