Data recovery on virtual machines
Virtual machines emerged with the idea to exploit hardware resources more economically under the necessity to make the most of advantages and capabilities of various operating systems. A virtual machine called a 'guest' system is an ordinary machine, as far as interface is concerned, but it works with technical resources of a "host" system it is installed on. Physically such machine is simply a file in a special format, thus it operates without any conflicts with the "host" system, as well as with any other VMs installed on it. Several machines share the same hardware resources to ensure most efficient simultaneous use of different operating systems Windows and Linux, for instance. Sudden loss of data on a virtual machine caused by such factors as unexpected PC shut-downs, software malfunctions or simply human errors doesn't affect data on the "host" system giving a strong plus to the implementation of virtual machines. But the above-mentioned factors may cause damage to the virtual machine leading to data loss.
When recovering data from a virtual machine, you deal with a file or its copy not with a physical storage. To open the file and recover files lost from it, you will need a special recovery software which supports the file format and is efficient enough to manage recovery from a virtual layer of a host system. You will certainly find an advantageous solution for recovery of your files among UFS Explorer software. This software contains powerful embedded operation mechanisms that allow opening virtual machine files.