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VMWare disk crash

I was going to a meeting, so I just folded my laptop shut and was off. After the meeting my vmware disk image was corrupt.

So what to do?

I downloaded the Virtual Disk Development Kit (requires registration), and pretty much followed this recipe:

Then attempted to start the VM, but starting it seems to corrupt the disk again, so…

Repaired the disk again, and then mounted it on my laptop, using the vmware-mount command from the Virtual Disk Development Kit. MARK: The mounted drive was only accessible through the same command window where the mount command was run. I was then able to XCOPY all my files, so that I can copy them to a new vmware image and continue my work.