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Download VHD from Azure Storage

Q: How can I download a VHD I have in my Azure Storage account to my local disk?

A: There are several ways to download files from Azure. An easy way is to use one of the third-party Azure Storage tools, such as ClumsyLeaf Software's CloudXplorer. Another simple method is to use PowerShell; for example:

Save-AzureVhd -Source "https://<storage account><name>.vhd" -LocalFilePath "c:\temp\<name>.vhd"

You can navigate the storage account's VHD container in the Azure portal to find the correct URL for a VHD. Then, just select the copy to clipboard icon.

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