Disk Copy

Disk Copy is a utility that you can use to create and mount disk images. A disk image is a single file that contains everything on a disk. Once you have a disk image file, you can mount it on your desktop just like any other disk—even if you don't have a floppy disk drive!—or create a floppy disk from the image.

Tip

Disk images are commonly used by computer companies to distribute software updates and drivers on the Web.

Tip

I tell you about mounting disks in Chapter 3.

To launch Disk Copy

Open the Disk Copy icon, which can be found in the Utilities folder (Figure 65) on your hard disk. The Disk Copy window appears (Figure 84).

Figure 84. Disk Copy's window.

To make a disk image

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Drag the icon for the disk you want to make an ...

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