Disk Image

Top  Previous  Next

An image is an exact, byte by byte, copy of any object on the Step1. Select disk panel. When created, images can be processed like their original objects.

Images are very useful if there is a risk of total data loss due to hardware malfunction. If bad blocks are constantly appearing on a hard drive, you must immediately create an image of this drive. All data search and recovery can be done from this image.

To create an image,

1Right-click the disk on the R-Undelete Step1. Select disk panel and select Create Image File on the shortcut menu
2Specify image options, a file name, and destination for the image on the Create Image dialog box

Note: To store an image file, you need a free space equal to at least the object size.

Click to enlarge

Create Image File dialog box

Click to enlarge

Create Image File dialog box

Click to expand/collapse Image Options

You may also specify how to process files with bad sectors. You may specify the number of attempts to read the bad sectors and a pattern to fill the bad block.

Click to enlarge

Create Image File dialog box

>R-Undelete will start creating the image

To process an already created Image, the image file should be opened.

To open an image

1Right-click any object on the Step1. Select disk panel and select Open Image File on the shortcut menu
2Select the required image file
>An Image object will appear on the Step1. Select disk panel

You may perform all data search and recovery from this image as it were a regular drive/disk object.

Click to enlarge

Step1. Select disk panel

To remove an image from the list,

*Right-click the image and select Remove Image From List on the shortcut menu
>The image will disappear from the Step1. Select disk panel

Note: When you remove an image from the Step1. Select disk panel, the original image file will remain in its place.