Software Review:Kernel for VHD Recovery


Enterprises has significantly gained from cutting-edge virtualization technologies. Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware platforms has given an edge to perform test procedures on virtual environments which has benefited companies in keeping the cost in check that are usually spent in purchasing hardware machines. However, one must also consider accounts of bitter experiences of Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) corruptions that risks the existence of data file.

Kernel for VHD Recovery is the enhanced and feature-rich solution to detect and kill critical VHD errors. The software is subjected to function in stringent virtual environment where actual VHD data corruption has occurred. Let us look what it has to offer:

Tech Specs about Platform Compatibility

Kernel for VHD Recovery is optimized and enhanced to run collaboratively with versatile VHD versions and Operating Systems. Check this out:


Pentium Class Processor


64 MB (128 MB Recommended)

Hard Disk

10 MB

Runs on

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT, 95

VHD Support for

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Hyper-V Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

What I have saw when I launched the Kernel for VHD application is that it amazingly offers three distinct recovery modes, i.e. Quick Scan, Extensive Scan, and File Trace. Once you hang your pointer over these scan modes, the software fetches the information about scope of each recovery mode. For the test subject, I have selected a large and severely corrupted .vhd file of Hyper-V Windows 8 platform.


It is interesting to see that the software captures the minute yet accurate information. As you can see, my infected Virtual Hard Disk information is highlighted in the Selected Drive Information field. I am impressed to see that the software not only renders info about drive capacity but also cylinders, head, and sectors per track.


I couldn’t believe that this application is provisioned with auto-responsive file type selection wizard. With this smart interface, all you can do is to repair any .vhd file while enjoying the authority to select desired file types to get them restored on your hard drive. Wizard incorporates several categories of file types which includes Archive, Email, Database, Media, CAD, etc. Moreover, the tool is also affixed with crisp drop-down list offering the options to select file sizes in MB.


Complete scan operations is what you can expect from the software. The real-time display of scanned objects of corrupted .vhd file is relentlessly rendered on the interface. You will get a clear idea about the number files or folders found and can also view the current sector of virtual hard drive that is being scanned.


From my experience I can say that the tool not only performs the seamless recovery of corrupted .vhd files but also possess the user-friendly platform to let users view all those results dynamically. Preview panes are programmed in such a way that you can view recovered VHD files categorically by selecting them from the hierarchical tree. Hence, it is very assistive to novice users as the interface leaves no room for any confusion and complexity.


One of the interesting facts about Kernel for VHD is its competent Save Snapshot and Load Snapshot options. Why I am saying these embedded features as interesting because it simply allow us to save the VHD recovery instance in the middle of incomplete process. Moreover, the Load Snapshot option comes into play when you are interested to resume the VHD recovery process from the saved snapshot. Hence, power-packed features is what you get from the comprehensive Kernel for VHD solution.



While drawing the concluding reviews about Kernel for VHD, I would definitely place this tool above average on the parameters like performance, interface, and compatibility. The software produces quality output files regardless of severity of VHD corruption, which can be cross-checked using the responsive preview interface. On the scale of 5 stars, I will give 4.5 stars to the software.