Recover vm from snapshot file with no virtual disk file

How do I recover a vm from an avhdx file when I don't have the matching vhdx file?
Greg K.Systems AdminAsked:
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Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Sorry, you cannot.

Try to restore that file somehow (backups, un-delete, etc).

THe reason is that the .avhdx is a sequence of the parent one.
R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:

If you do not have the .vhdx file present, it is not possible to recover the vm.

If you have a server backup, you can do a restoration of it.

That server had an application installed ?, or service running as a database, web server, file server ?.

What I can recommend is that if you have a similar vm or similar to the vm that does not have discs, you can do the following:

Option 1:

Exports a vm similar to the vm that you want to recover.
Then import it back to Hyper-V and generate a new ID
Turn on the vm and make the changes that you require at the operating system level.

Option 2:

Go to the path where the virtual disks of that vm are stored.
Copy them and paste them in another route. (Desktop for example)
Create a new vm
Connect those discs that you just pasted in the new route.
Then perform the respective settings at the operating system level, such as renaming it, executing the sysprep to create a new ID for that vm.

I remain attentive to your comments.

Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
This is the solution. There is no way to recover the information without the parent/base virtual disk file.
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