To use the virtual disks used by many PC users. Reasons to use virtual disks can be a lot, so to list them all just does not make sense. And the question now is completely different: how to create a virtual disk.

Before to tell you more about creating virtual disks, note that under the same name hides a little. Some users want to create a virtual drive, the other virtual hard disk{!LANG-8e0c498d07c9bc2f804133a3fd573aa2!}

How to create a virtual drive: virtual drive

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To create a virtual drive very easily, but this requires some program{!LANG-4643898a6a265cb00e35b55208949dd8!}

Daemon Tools{!LANG-756a254e2c14245cdeb9a2292062003c!}

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How to create virtual disk: a virtual hard disk

The virtual hard disk may be useful to you if you want to store data in a single file image{!LANG-ed61b3fe543b3c615292c40c1c71041b!}

{!LANG-e13c43a63323c8838c1ed41bca35da3e!}For a start, in the search box of the start menu, type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter{!LANG-ba849afcb0031f343cc127ca0781be47!}

Now you you should choose a location where you will store your virtual hard disk ("Review"). After selecting the locations click the Save button. You also need to set the capacity of the virtual disk. Everything here will be at your discretion. But don't forget that you can also assign the virtual hard disk format. Dynamic extension gives you the ability to increase the capacity of the virtual disk as you add and save the data it contains. But a Fixed size will not allow you to increase the disk capacity. Click OK and now you just have to wait until Windows itself will create a virtual disk. It will be automatically installed, so immediately after you create it, you will see it in the list of all drives that are installed in the system.

But that's not all. To start using the drive, you must initialize it and create on it section{!LANG-d4d4001be0723d82542f13706ffa3d0a!}

So you can see your disk and use it after the initialization is complete, you will need to create a volume{!LANG-03f13964dc1641733872086b05547f6e!}