O&O DiskImage will let you image individual drives (partitions/volumes). This enables you to image system and data drives separately from each other. In case of data loss, it then only becomes necessary to restore the data drive. You don't need to restore your entire computer.
To create an image of one or more drives, please follow the instructions below:
- In the start page select Drive imaging.
- Select one or more drives from the drive list. Enable the check next to the drive you want to select.
- Optionally, you can specify further settings under Imaging options or add the selected activity as Job.
- To start the imaging process click on Start drive imaging.
- Enter the target path of the drive on which you want to save the image. You can either accept the suggested default path or select another location. Under Program settings, you can also select individual default paths.
- The image is automatically named after the date of creation. You can, however, enter a name manually. All information from the image will be saved and can later be accessed through Image Information.
- Select Start. The image file will now be created.
Note: If there is not enough space to store the entire image, you will be prompted to enter a new target path during the imaging process.
1 -Drive list: Source drive
2 - Add a job
3 - Settings for imaging
4 - Start imaging
The interactive graphical display gives you an overview of all the hard disks. You'll be able to see both free and used space, as well as the size of the partitions.
You can select a drive for imaging by double-clicking it.
Among other things, the DiskView of O&O DiskImage displays all empty sectors. These empty areas occur due to the alignment of the partitions or volumes. Programs such as O&O PartitionManager or the Windows Disk Manager don't show these sectors if they're smaller than the smallest sector that can be partitioned, meaning smaller than 8 MB on the average.
Since O&O DiskImage creates images of hard disks, it's important to also consider these small areas if the entire hard disk is selected as source. These areas can also be made visible indirectly with the Microsoft program "DiskPart". If the hard disks were chosen based on the command "SELECT", it's possible to list these areas with "LIST PARTITION". In this case, both the size as well as the Offset where the partition is located on the hard disk will be displayed.Because the display is rounded to the thousands, it may be necessary to consider possible rounding differences.