SelfImage makes it easy to create disk images for backing up and archiving

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There are bunches of tools out there that will let you create an image of a hard drive. SelfImage will let you create an image of a partition that is currently in use. Many disk imaging apps, like Ghost, require that you boot from a floppy or a CD rather than from the hard drive if you're going to make a copy of that drive, but not SelfImage.

Creating an image is as simple as choosing the input drive or partition, selecting your compression scheme, and telling it where to put the resulting image. Restoring is no more complicated: just point to the drive you want to restore to, and you're good to go. The restore destination can even be mounted, as long as it doesn't have any currently-open files.

SelfImage is a Windows app and will run on any Win32 platform from Windows 95 OSR2 on.

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One Response to “SelfImage makes it easy to create disk images for backing up and archiving”

  1. Richard van Buren says:

    One warning: It may run on all versions from Windows 95 on, but the most interesting features are only available if you have Windows 2000, or newer, as your operating system