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Exclusive regions are areas on any object visible on the R‑Studio for Linux 's Drives panel that are excluded from disk operations. R‑Studio for Linux never tries to read/write data from/to such area. Exclusive regions are necessary when, for example, there are areas with bad sectors on a hard drive, and it is necessary to avoid any disk operations with such areas to not inflict further damage to such drive and to speed work with it.
Note: R‑Studio for Linux does not create anything real on the disk. Exclusive regions are virtual objects that do not affect actual data on the disk.
To create an exclusive region
|1||Right-click an object on the R‑Studio for Linux 's Drives panel and select Create Exclusive Region on the context menu , or|
Select the object and select Create Exclusive Region on the Create menu
|2||Specify required parameters on the Create Exclusive Region dialog box and click the Add button|
Start point of the exclusive region
Size of the exclusive region. Cannot be larger than Disk size .
Numbers in these fields can be in bytes or sectors. See the Data Formats and Multipliers topic for more details on data formats.
|>||An Exclusive Region object will appear on the Drives panel.|
Its properties can be seen on the Excluded Areas tab.
To remove an exclusive region
Right-click the selected region and select Remove Region on the context menu.
To change the size of an exclusive region
|*||Right-click an Exclusive Region on the R‑Studio for Linux Drives panel, select Edit on the context menu, and add/remove excluded areas on the Edit e Exclusive Region dialog box.|
You may remove an excluded area by right-clicking it and selecting Remove on the context menu.