Move VPC hard disk images from Mac to VPC 2004

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Robin Walker, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Robin Walker

    Robin Walker Guest

    I have a number of hard disk images created under Connectix Virtual PC for
    Mac versions 3, 4, and 5 on Mac OS 9.x.

    I wish to transfer them to use under VPC 2004 on XP. Moving the image files
    is not the problem, and has been accomplished, but VPC 2004 does not
    recognise them as VPC hard disk image files.

    How can I convert the Connectix VPC Mac image files to a format which VPC
    2004 can support?

    Another question is: how can VPC 2004 .vhd image files be mounted as a drive
    so that their contents can be edited directly in a host PC?
     
    Robin Walker, Oct 30, 2004
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Its likely Version 3 isn't going to work. Version 4, you'll need to
    move the disk image, add a VHD extension and create a new VM and .vmc
    file for it via the New PC Wizard. Version 5, you'll need to extract
    the hard drive image from the package and rename the extension to VHD,
    then again use the New PC Wizard to create a new VM and attach the
    existing VHD to it.
    There is no conversion program. You can mount the hard disk image and
    boot them under VPC 2004. You'll run into all the same problems you
    would as if you moved a hard drive from one computer to a different
    computer.
    You can't.

    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
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    Steve Jain, Oct 30, 2004
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  3. Robin Walker

    betaluva Guest

    thats what im asking,why isnt there a app that can explore virtual harddrives?
     
    betaluva, Nov 2, 2004
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  4. Robin Walker

    Robert Comer Guest

    I don't think anyone has written something like that yet.

    - Bob Comer
     
    Robert Comer, Nov 2, 2004
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  5. Robin Walker

    Steve Jain Guest

    Not for VPC2004.

    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
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    Steve Jain, Nov 2, 2004
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  6. The explorer program for reading a .vhd file is called "the virtual machine
    that put the data there." You 'explore' the contents of the file by running
    the virtual machine and just looking.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 2, 2004
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