VMFS Recovery™ 3.3Recover data from damaged or formatted VMFS disks
VMFS Recovery™ 3.3
Recover data from damaged or formatted VMFS disks

VMFS Recovery™ - recover data from VMFS, VMDK, ESX(i), vSphere disks

VMFS Recovery™ offers a safe, easy way to recover information stored on VMFS-formatted disks. As you know, VMware VMFS was designed to store files and images within a virtual machine. Like any other storage media, VMware disks can get damaged by software and hardware faults.

Bad blocks and physical corruption of hard drives storing the virtual disk images can also cause corruption to VMware® images. Following a simple recommendation, you will be able to recover a deleted VMDK file.

Recover Information from Healthy and Damaged VMFS Drives

VMFS Recovery™ tool can restore data from healthy or corrupted virtual disk images used by VMware vSphere, ESX/ESXi VMware® ESX Server™ in fully automated mode. As VMware® employs VMFS, its very own file system to store virtual machines, VMFS Recovery™ works equally well in quick and full recovery modes.

Recover VMDK Disks from ESX Servers

How to repair VMDK file? There is a two-step process to repair VMDK images from ESX servers. First, VMFS Recovery tool will repair the ESX/ESXi storage to gain access to individual virtual PCs stores in these partitions. After that, individual virtual machines represented with their VMDK disks can be extracted, and a standard data recovery process can be launched.

Remote Recovery

Information is retrieved online over the network without the need to physically access the actual server hosting the virtual PCs. There’s absolutely no need to shut down the host computer or remove hard drives containing the virtual servers.

Recover VMware Partitions from Damaged Hard Drives and Faulty RAID Arrays

VMFS disks can be recovered from damaged, corrupted and inaccessible physical hard drives and RAID arrays, including corrupted RAIDs and broken arrays with or without the original RAID controller installed.

Fully Automated VMFS Recovery

VMFS disks can be recovered from damaged, corrupted and inaccessible physical hard drives and RAID arrays, including corrupted RAIDs and broken arrays with or without the original RAID controller installed.

What Can Be Recovered

  • VMDK images from healthy and corrupted VMFS disks created in all versions of ESX Server or VMware
  • VMFS drives stored on working or faulty RAID arrays, with or without the original RAID controller present
  • VMFS drives stored on corrupted and inaccessible hard drives
  • VMDK images stored in disks formatted by VMware(R) ESX Server(tm)


  • VMFS partitions created in VMware vSphere 3.5-6.5 and ESX/ESXi VMware® ESX Server™
  • VMFS3, VMFS5 and VMFS6 support
  • Supports files up to 64TB
  • VMFS5 drives with more than 100,000 files
  • VMFS partitions up to 64TB
  • Unicode file names in VMFS5 and VMFS6
  • VMFS drives stored on all types of RAID arrays including RAID JBOD, 0, 1, 1E, 0+1, 1+0, RAID 4, RAID 5, 50, 5EE, 5R, RAID 6, 60
  • VMFS partitions stored on hardware and integrated RAID arrays
  • Runs in all versions of Windows XP-10, 2003-2016 Server


  • Two modes of operation: quick and full recovery
  • Fully guided, step-by-step recovery wizard
  • Saves recovered files and folders on local or remote locations
  • Supports FTP upload
  • Can mount virtual disks to system as drive letters (will be accessible with Explorer and all other browsers and file utilities)
  • Recovers information bypassing Windows access restrictions
  • Supports long and international file names and folders with multiple sub-folders
  • Recovers VMDK images from corrupted VMFS partitions stored on corrupted RAID arrays with or without the original RAID controller
  • Supports all the features of Raid Data Recovery


Diskinternals VMFS Recovery™ supports VMFS partitions created in VMware® vSphere™ 3.5-6.5 and ESX/ESXi drives created in VMware® ESX Server™. VMFS Recovery™ supports Windows XP-10 and 2003-2016 Server. All types of internal and external hard drives and RAID arrays are supported, with or without the original RAID controller.

Free Download

If VMware® Hypervisor Recovery did not help, please try to download VMFS Recovery™ tool to get access to corrupted data. Diskinternals VMFS Recovery™ is available as a free evaluation. Download it for free and get your serial number after purchase.

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