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Create an Image from Files

You may backup only selected files rather than the entire object. You can do that in the Create Image and Create an Image from Files (below) actions.

Create Image from selected files from the Action Selection panel

1 Click Create image from files on the Action Selection panel

R-Drive Image will start analyzing the computer disk configuration, the Progress... message showing the progress.

2 Select files you want to include in the image on the Choose files for new image panel and click the Next button

Click the controls to learn their functions or go to the respective help pages


You may search for individual files , use filters , or the Batch mode if you want to include all files of several patterns. Such patterns may include multiple file names, masks, and paths.

3 Select the place on the Choose destination of new image panel to which the image files will be written, specify the file name, and click the Next button

You may select any place including connected network drives, supported CD and DVD Recorders , or any other devices with removable storage.

Click the Options button to specify additional options and parameters, if necessary.

Image Options panel

Click to expand/collapse Image options


Notifications Options panel

Click to expand/collapse Notifications options


Backup Options panel

Click to expand/collapse Backup Options

See Creating consistent point-in-time backups for more details.

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 creating the image file(s)

The Progress bar will show the progress of the current operation and overall process. When the image is created, the Image created successfully. message will appear.

When the operation is over, you may see the results of the operation by clicking the Open logs button .