Restoring guest files and folders

You can restore files or folders from a virtual machine disk (VMDK) on a Windows guest OS.

Overview of steps in guest restore operations

  1. Attaching a virtual disk to a guest VM or proxy VM and starting a guest file restore session.
  2. Waiting for the attach operation to complete before you can browse and restore.

    When the attach operation finishes, a guest file restore session is automatically created and an email notification is sent.

  3. Browsing the VMDK in the Guest File Restore session and selecting one or more files or folders to restore.
  4. Restoring the selected files or folders to a specified location.

Guest file restore limitations