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How to Work with Disk Images

Disk Image is a mirror of your logical drive or physical device that is stored in one file. This can be useful when you want to backup the contents of the whole drive, and restore it or work with it later. Before you start recovering the deleted files, it may be a good idea to create a Disk Image for this drive, if you have enough space at another drive. Why? Because if you do something wrong while recovering the files (for example, recovering them onto the same drive could destroy their contents), you still will be able to recover these deleted files and folders from the Disk Image that you have wisely created.

Active@ UNDELETE provides extensive functionality to operate with Disk Images. You can create image of either Logical drive, Device or Partition. Save it as one large file or splitted on image chunks with size you prefer for later use.

When you creating Disk Image, it stores in at least two files: one is Configuration file and the second - actual image body file. If you decide to save disk image chopped on peaces (chunks) then image body files can be as many as its required to save data.

Open a Disk Image

Disk Image is a mirror of your logical drive that is stored in a single file. To open the Disk Image follow these steps:

  1. In the left pane of the Active@ UNDELETE main screen, select the Active@ UNDELETE node or any drive node.
  2. Click the Open Disk Image button on Snapin's toolbar or right-click a drive or the Active@ UNDELETE node, and click Open Disk Image on the context menu.
  3. Click an existing Disk Image (file with DIM extension) in File Open dialog.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Work with an opened Disk Image the same way as with a regular drive to Scan, Find and Restore files from it.
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