How-to-Guides

Step-by-Step Solutions for Common Problems.

How to Create an Image in GetDataBack

Start up GetDataBack Pro.

GetDataBack Pro Startup

You will now see the drives that are available to you.

GetDataBack Pro Select Drive

We want to image DISK1 which is a 183 GB SD card. Right-click the square for DISK1 and click "Create image...".

GetDataBack Pro Image

You see the "Source drive", the "Range" and the "Total to copy". The "Source" should be the drive you selected in the previous step. The "Range" is the entire drive. The "Total to copy" is the size of the drive.

You will need to choose a destination file. This is where the image will be stored. Never copy the image to the drive you want to recover from. Click the 3 periods to the right of the destination and it will bring up a file browser. Once you selected a file name, you should select the "Multi file" checkbox unless the image is under 650MB. This option breaks the image into 650MB pieces, and if the drive is damaged then you will have at least a partial image to work with. Once this is done, click on "Start".

Create Image File Progress

GetDataBack Pro will start to create the image. Once this is done you will have a file copy of your hard drive. The amount of time it takes will depend of the size and speed of the drive along with how fast your computer is.