Image files

An image file is a regular file that contains an image of a disk. The RAM Disk software uses its own format for image files. These image files can be mounted as a regular disk or serve as a base for RAM disks. To begin working with an image file, you need to create one first by choosing Image – Create Image from the main menu. Specify the name of the image file with the full path to its location, and the size. If you are planning to use hard disk emulation, select the Hard Disk image type; otherwise leave it as Volume. Optionally choose a file system and specify a volume label:

RAM Disk - Create Image window

The newly created image file is blank and does not contain any file system unless you chose one in the previous step. Therefore, the next step is to mount and format it:

RAM Disk - Mount Image window

Use Windows Explorer or other tools to format the disk (disk A:\ in this example) and copy whatever files you would like to store in the image. Once you have finished with this, unmount the image by selecting Image – Unmount Image from the main menu:

RAM Disk - Unmount Image window

Your image file is ready to be used as a base for a RAM disk. See adding a RAM disk on how to associate a RAM disk with the image file.