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Virtual Partition (Logical drive clone)

A virtual logical partition is a copy (a clone) of a logical drive using a defined geometry that emulates a real logical drive or partition. If you have a logical drive that is recognized by Windows and you cannot access the data in that drive, you may be able to gain access to your data by creating a virtual partition copy.

Create A Virtual Partition

To create a virtual partition on a data storage device:

  • Select a device item in Recovery Explorer.
  • Right-click the selected item and click Create Virtual Partition command from the context menu.

Use the Create Virtual Partition dialog to set virtual partition options and complete the operation.

Create a Virtual Copy of An existing partition

  1. In Recovery Explorer, select a logical drive or a partition and do one of the following:
    • From the Recovery Explorer toolbar, click Create Virtual Copy.
    • Right-click the selected item and click Create Virtual Copy from the context menu.
  2. A partition copy appears under the corresponding physical device item.

Including the Modify Partition command, you can execute all tasks applicable to a logical drive on this drive copy.

Edit Virtual Partition Properties

To alter the properties of a virtual drive, do one of the following:

  1. Select a virtual partition item in Recovery Explorer.
  2. To open the Edit Boot Sector Template dialog, do one of the following:
    • From the Recovery Explorer toolbar, click Edit Partition.
    • Right-click the selected item and click Modify Partition from the context menu.
  3. In the Edit Boot Sector Template dialog, make changes to the Boot Sector Primary and Boot Sector Copy separately or simultaneously. See the Edit Boot Sectors dialog for details
  4. Click Save.
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