Download and install OSF Mount and Starwind V2V Image conterter

1. If this was from a VMware backup from Novabackup, rename the file (i.e. 2000.dat to 2000.vmdk)

2. Open OSF Mount

3. Go to File - Mount new virtual disk - Browse to the file mentioned in step 1 and select "Next"

4. On the next screen (step 2 of 4), select the radio button "Mount entire image as virtual disk" and select "Next"

5. On the next screen (4 of 4), Select "Mount as removable media" and uncheck "Read-only drive" and select mount

6. On the "mounted virtual disks" screen select the hard disk with a drive letter

7. Click on the "drive actions" menu and select "Save image to file"

8. Name the destination file, select the location to save the file and make the "Save as type" "Raw image (*.img)" then click the "Save" button

9. A window will pop up with the "OSFMount - Status" as "Saving image file..." Move to next step once the image has been saved


10. Open "Starwind V2V Image Converter" (Start - All Programs - Starwind - Starwind V2V Image Converter)

11. Leave local file selected and select the "Next" button

12. Browse to the location where you saved the image file (i.e. C:\Images\2000.img), select the image file (i.e. 2000.img) and select the "Open" button

13. From the next window select the "Next" button

14. Select the image format you would like to convert the image to and select the "Next" button (In this case I selected "Microsoft VHDX image")

15. On the VHDX options screen, I checked the "Activate Windows Repair Mode" check box and the "Microsoft VHDX pre-allocated image" then selected the "Next" button

16. On the next screen I selected "Local file" and selected the "Next" button

17. If the file name and destination are correct then select "Next"

18. The next screen should say converting.

That is it.  Once you have the drive in the correct format you can create a new virtual machine and use the drive or add the drive to an existing virtual machine.