Linux Server vmdk files got deleted accidently

Hi All,

We have Linux VM where its  vmdk files got deleted from "VM >> Edit Settings >> Hard Disk >> Remove >> Remove from virtual machine and delete files from disk" option.   And there were 6 vmdk's and 3 vmdk's from same datadtore and others were from different datastores.  In this vmdk's we had very important project data.

We do have note of which vmdk files got deleted but this vmdk files are not visible on datastore. We have checked from ESXi server command line also.

This Linux VM is up and running and we don't have any issue with OS.  But the important project data is lost.

Please help me to recover the data.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you have no backup and the data is very important I would contact Kroll Ontrack, Data Recovery Experts. -

If you want to try it on your own, we have used these applications successfully

VMFS Recover

UFS Explorer

VMFS Recovery

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