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An image is an exact, byte by byte, copy of any object on the Drives 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, scan and restoring can be done from this image.

While creating images, R-Studio can simultaneously perform disk scan and save scan information to lessen time necessary to process the disk.

The image can be saved on the remote computer if it is created via network. DeepSpar Disk Imagerâ„¢

To create an image,

1Select an object on the R-Studio's Drives panel and click the Create Image button

Click to expand/collapse Other ways to create the image

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.

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Create Image dialog box

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Create Image dialog box

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Create Image dialog box

Click to expand/collapse Image Options

If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network, the Save Image File dialog box will appear when you select a place to store the image. You may save it to the local or remote computer.

>R-Studio will start creating the image, the Progress message showing the progress.

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

To open an image

1Click the Open Image button, or

Select Open Image File on the Drive menu

If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network, the Open Image File dialog box will appear when you select a place to load the image file from. You may load it from the local or remote computer.

2Select the required image file
>An Image object will appear on the Drives panel

Depending whether this is a byte-by-byte or compressed (R-Drive Image compatible), its appearance in the Drives panels is different.

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