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Partition Manager


R-Drive Image  has a built-in partition manager. It can perform the following disk operations:

Entire hard drives:

An entire hard drive can be cleared or wiped

Existing partitions:

An existing partition can be modified, formatted, deleted, or wiped

Unallocated space:

A new partition can be created, or free space can be wiped

 

All commands can be invoked either by clicking the respective button on the panel, or by right-clicking the object and selecting the respective menu item.

Entire hard drive

To clear an entire hard drive:

1 Click Partition Manager on the Action Selection panel.

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

2 Select the hard drive and click the Clear HDD button on the Object Selection panel .

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

3 Select another disk action on the Object Selection panel, if necessary. . If not, click the Next button
4 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button
> R -Drive Image will remove all objects on the disk.

 

To wipe an entire hard drive:

Data wiping is necessary only for files stored on conventional hard drives. Data stored on SSD storage devices cannot be effectively wiped out due to the principles of operation of these devices.

1 Click Partition Manager on the Action Selection panel

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

2 Select the hard drive and click the Wipe  button on the Object Selection panel
3 Select the necessary wiping algorithm on the Wipe an object panel and click the OK button. .

You may read more about wiping algorithms on the Disk Wiping Algorithms help page.

4 Select another disk action on the Object Selection panel, if necessary.

If not, click the Next button

5 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button
> R -Drive Image will remove all objects on the disk and wipe it.

Existing partition

To modify/format/delete/wipe an existing partition:

1 Click Partition Manager on the Action Selection panel

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

2 Select the partition and click the Modify/Format//Delete/Wipe button on the Object Selection panel and specify the required parameters

then click the OK button

3 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button
> R -Drive Image will perform the specified action.

Unallocated space

To create a new partition on an allocated space:

1 Click Partition Manager on the Action Selection panel

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

2 Select the unallocated space, click the Create button on the Object Selection panel, and specify the required parameters on the Create partition panel,

then click the OK button

3 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button
> R -Drive Image will create a new partition.

 

To wipe an unallocated space:

1 Click Partition Manager on the Action Selection panel

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

2 Select the unallocated space, click the Wipe button on the Object Selection panel, and specify the wiping algorithms on the Wipe partition panel,

then click the OK button

3 Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button
> R -Drive Image will wipe the unallocated space.