ImageAll is a free add-on that works with Image for DOS, Image for Linux, and Image for Windows. ImageAll enables the Image programs to backup (and restore) entire drives. This article will explain how to use ImageAll with Image for Windows.
1. Download ImageAll.
2. Extract IMAGEALL.ZIP to your Image for Windows folder. (For the purpose of illustration in this article, we'll assume an installation folder of "C:\Program Files\Image for Windows".)
3. Open a command prompt window as follows:
I. Click Start.
II. Click Run.
III. In the text box labeled Open, type the word command (if using Windows 95/98/Me) or cmd (if using Windows 2000/XP/2003).
IV. Press Enter or click OK. A command prompt window will open.
4. In the command prompt window, change to the Image for Windows directory by submitting the following command:
cd "C:\Program Files\Image for Windows"
Tip: You can also use the free Drop to DOS program provided by TeraByte Unlimited, as an easy way to open a command prompt within a specified folder.
5. In the command prompt window, create a backup using BACKALL.BAT, with the following rules in mind:
- The first required parameter is the number of the hard drive to be backed up, as seen within Windows. To determine the hard drive number, run Image for Windows normally, select a Backup operation, and click Next one time. This will bring you to a window where all of the hard drives and partitions visible within Windows are listed.
- The second required parameter is the path and file name to be used to store the backup.
- The file name supplied must be no more than 6 characters in length.
- The file name extension must be omitted.
- The MS-DOS 8.3 file naming convention must be used for the path.
Here are some example command lines:
backall 0 d:\hd0-
The command above will create an image named hd0-00.img in the root folder of D: for the first partition on hard drive 0, followed by an image named hd0-01.img for the second partition on hard drive 0, and so on.
backall 1 e:\mainba~1\backup
The command above will create an image named backup00.img in the folder "E:\Main Backups" for the first partition on hard drive 1, followed by an image named backup01.img for the second partition on hard drive 1, and so on. Note that the MS-DOS 8.3 file naming convention was used in the command line.