New Image Options

At this page you have to specify a name of the new image. The image can be located any place on your hard drive or removable media where you have writing access. It is also possible to create and mount an image on the network drive.

Then you should set-up the limit size of the new image. There are only few limitations. Firstly you can't create a larger image than the free amount of space on the target location. Secondly Disk Protection can't create an image larger than size limitation of used file system in newly created image. Disk Protection internally chooses the best file system depending on the limit size you have setup. There are three supported systems - FAT 12, FAT16 and FAT32. Therefore the size limitation of the new image is 32 GB, what is the limitation of FAT32 system. Thirdly you can't create an image larger than 4095 MB on target disk, if the target disk uses any FAT file system, because the maximum file size on FAT systems is limited to 4 GB (approximately 4095 MB). This last mentioned limitation is not relevant on NTFS file systems, where is no problem to create a file larger that 4 GB. And finally there is no possibility to mount a FAT32 image on the Windows NT 4.0 system therefore Disk Protection allows you to create images with FAT16 and FAT12 systems only and limits their size to the maximum of 2 GB.

Don't forget that you are setting up the actual limit of the newly created image. However, Disk Protection must internally count with the maximum size of the image. Because of this the maximum value, which you can set in the limit edit box, is diminished by the value of reserve for the choosen file system. See Set Image Limit for details.

You can choose the encryption algorithm , which will be used for the new image. It is not possible to change the encryption algorithm of already existing image, so you have only one chance to choose it at this time. You have two choices: AES (Rijndael) and CAST128 algorithms. Default option is AES (Rijndael) algorithm but you can choose CAST128 algorithm if you prefer this one.

The last option what you can setup on this page is selection if you want to automatically mount the new created image at system startup. This option doesn't mean that the image will be mounted after finishing this wizard (this action performs the wizard automatically). If you select this option, you say that you want to mount this image when you logon to the Windows. You can add this image file to the auto-mounts list later using the Mounts Manager .

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Create New Image Wizard
Mounts Manager
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