Images are exact byte-wise copies of hard drives, logical disks, partitions, etc. Restorer Ultimate can create images of all objects on the Device/Disk list and perform all data recovery actions from those images the same way as their original objects.

It is a good practice to create images of any objects you want to recover files from and then perform all data recovery actions on those images. That guarantees that the original data will remain safe from any unwanted and wrong modifications.

Images are extremely 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.

You need to open an image in Restorer Ultimate to process it.

To create an image,

1Select an object on the Device/Disk list and click Actions -> Create Image on the Task List,

or right-click the object and select Create Image File on the shortcut menu

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 Create Image dialog box will have a different look. You may save the image to the local or remote computer.

>Restorer Ultimate will start creating the image.

To open an image,

1Click Actions -> Open Image on the Task List.

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.
>The Image object will appear on the Device/Disk list

You may perform all data recovery actions, including file search, scan, and recovery from this image as it were its original object.

To remove image from the Device/Disk list,

*Right-click the image object and select Delete on the shortcut menu,

or select the image object and press the F8 key.