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Connect an Image as a Virtual Logical Disk

Note: You can connect images only as read-only disks. See Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems for the list of supported file systems.

To connect an image as a Virtual Logical Disk:

1 Click Connect an Image as a Virtual Logical Disk on the Action Selection panel

R-Drive Image will show you the Image File Selection panel with the disks/folders structure.

2 Select the file with the image on the Image File Selection panel and click the Next button

When you click the file, you may view its content on the right pane.

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You may select all objects on a hard drive by clicking the hard drive icon .. It will show the marked hard drive .

You may also connect the disk from Windows explorer by right-clicking the required image file with the .rdr extension and selecting Connect as Virtual Disk from the shortcut menu.

If you select an image with incremental data backup, the Image Date/Time Selection panel will appear. Select the date and time of image creation and click the Next button.

If the image file is password-protected, the Password prompt... message will appear. Enter the password and click the OK button.

3 Select the object in the image file on the Image Object Selection panel, select a drive letter, and click the Next button

You may select only one object at a time, and you need to specify its drive letter to proceed further.

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4 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button

You may also create a script for this action. Click the Script to Clipboard button and paste the script to any text-processing utility

> R -Drive Image will start connecting the selected object as a virtual logical disk.

When the disk is connected, the Virtual disk(s) connected successfully message will appear.

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Note: While R-Drive Image is connecting an image, Windows itself may install additional software required to run the virtual logical disks correctly. In this case follow Windows on-screen instructions.


The Disk Actions chapter explains basic disk actions.

The Startup Version chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version .

The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on Supported CD and DVD Recorders and List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode and another useful technical information.

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