Recovering Hyper-V virtual machines that have disappeared

This excellent article by CoolComputerGuy has saved me on more than one occasion. Hyper-V's virtual machine management service relies upon the XML file of each of the VMs in order to load them into the console correctly.

To cut a long story short, if one of the XML files becomes corrupt it means that the machine does not load into the console correctly.

Thanks to CoolComputerGuy. I hope it helps someone else who finds themselves in a similar situation.

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Thanks for the article! This helped me fixed my missing Hyper-V server that I didn't have a backup for! My XML file has 2 >> at the end rather than a single > for the closing tag.

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