Exclusive regions are areas on any object visible on the R‑Studio's Drives panel that are excluded from disk operations. R‑Studio 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 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
Select the object and select Create Exclusive Region on the Create menu
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 shortcut menu.
To change the size of an exclusive region
You may remove an excluded area by right-clicking it and selecting Remove on the shortcut menu.