How do I use Virtual Disks?
Virtual disks are encrypted containers which provide access through a mapped drive letter to the files contained within. You must specify a maximum size for the encrypted container when it is created.
Creating a new Virtual Disk
There are two methods to mount / unmount a virtual disk.
1. Open the Virtual Disk Manager, select the Virtual Disk in question in the Virtual Disk Manager list, then click the Mount or Unmount button as appropriate.
2. Use the pop out menu from the EEE icon in the notification area to select the Mount or Unmount option as appropriate without needing to load the Virtual Disk Manager interface.
Each virtual disk has configurable options to mount to a preferred drive letter and mount/unmount automatically as required as you login/logout of EEE.
If you wish to change these settings after a Virtual Disk has been created, simply select the Virtual Disk in question in the Virtual Disk Manager then click the Options button.
Edit the options as required then click OK.
Importing Virtual Disks
If you have removed a Virtual Disk from the Virtual Disk Manager or if you have introduced a Virtual Disk file from another system there are two methods to add the Virtual Disk to the Virtual Disk Manager list of virtual disks.
1. Double click on the .mnt or .dlpvdisk extension file.
2. Open the Virtual Disk Manager, click Import, select the file in question then click Open.
Using Virtual Disks in a Network Folder
If you wish to use a Virtual Disk container within a Network Folder please refer to the knowledgebase article below:
The limitation of a Virtual Disk in shared environments is that only the first user to mount the Virtual Disk gets read/write access, subsequent users get read access until all users have un-mounted the disk.
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