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
- 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.
- 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:
- Select a virtual partition item in Recovery Explorer.
- To open the Edit Boot Sector Template dialog, do one of the
- From the Recovery Explorer toolbar, click Edit Partition.
- Right-click the selected item and click Modify Partition from the context menu.
- 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
- Click Save.