A Raw Disk Image is a mirror copy of your entire logical drive or physical device stored as set of files.
Depending on disk image creation settings, a Raw Disk Image has of a configuration file each file has a size of 2Gb (with an extension .DIM) and a single file chunk, or set of files having extensions .000, .001, .002 (each file chunk has a size of 2GBb in this case).
If you do something wrong while attempting to recover a partition, you will be able to recover these deleted files and folders from the Raw Disk Image of that partition.
Do not save a Raw Disk Image back onto the disk that you are backing up. The target location to save the Raw Disk Image must always be another drive.
How to create a Raw Disk Image?
- Select a logical drive or a physical device from workspace
- For creating disk image dialog box click Image
- Select another physical device or another logical drive in the Save In drop-down list
- Browse to the folder where you want to save the Disk Image.
- In File Name, give the Disk Image file a descriptive name.
- Click Save and a progress bar appears. Watch the progress and wait while drive's contents are copied to the new location. You may cancel the process of image creation anytime by clicking Stop.
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