I tried OSFMount on a image of a SD card, but it doesn't detect its filesystem. Seems for me it requires a partition image, not drive image. Any other way?

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  • Your question is not written as a software recommendation. Can you edit it and make it one. You'll also need to describe what a raw HDD image is - what was it made with? The question also looks surprisingly like superuser.com/questions/835296/…; Smit Johnth is a bad pseudonym ;-) – Jan Doggen Apr 24 '15 at 17:32
  • @JanDoggen raw image = bytewise copy. – Smit Johnth Apr 25 '15 at 3:59
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    John: "How to" = "off-topic" here. Reading between the lines, you're looking for some software to mount raw HDD images. I'd suggest you to edit and re-phrase your question accordingly (it already attracted several votes to be closed as off-topic/too broad). While doing so, please check What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? – you e.g. can't complain "Win7 only :(" if you didn't specify what Windows version you're using ;) – Izzy Apr 27 '15 at 9:30
  • Have you tried Gnu/Linux. This sort of thing is easy using the Unixes. To run Gnu/Linux in Microsoft's windows, you will need VirtualBox (or similar). – ctrl-alt-delor Jun 2 '16 at 8:43
  • You've earned the "Notable Question" badge (Question with 2,500 views) for a closed question. – Smit Johnth Sep 28 '17 at 11:34

You can convert a raw image into a VHD basically it just needs some extra headers.

Microsoft created a tool called vhdtool.exe which can convert the raw image. A technet post here lists all the tools for hyper-v http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/121.hyper-v-tools.aspx.

Please note as Microsoft has terminated technet things are getting hard to find.

As an alternative you can use VirtualBox and its VBoxManage tool to convert a raw disk dump into a VHD-file:

VBoxManage.exe convertdd disk.raw disk.vhd --format VHD

You can then mount the VHD (windows 7 and above only though)

To do this:

  • Open Computer Management (In admin tools control panel)
  • Click Disk Management
  • Click Action -> Mount VHD (If greyed out click on the list of drives)


Make sure you work on a copy of the image file as the vhdtool.exe tool writes directly to the file specified!!

Also you will need to rename the file to .vhd manually after

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    "windows 7 and above only" :( – Smit Johnth Apr 25 '15 at 4:05

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