Disk Image Maker [Note: Only creates an empty folder structure that matches the source disk]

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  1. appnimi, Aug 26, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015

    appnimi macrumors newbie


    May 26, 2015
  2. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    I just want to know whether this utility is only to convert files into a image. For example, you have 100MB files, then you will get a 100MB disk image. Is it this?
  3. superscape macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
    It sounds to me like it just makes an empty folder structure that matches the source disk. I don't really understand what use that would be. Maybe I've misunderstood. If so, I'd suggest the developer needs to explain in a clearer way what it does - I agree, the description is confusing and vague!
  4. appnimi thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 26, 2015
    Hi Evren,Superscape,

    It is true it creates empty folder structure that matches the source disk. It also creates the empty files with the same names as on the source disk.

    Here is one of the scenarios where it is useful:

    You have an external hard disk where you keep your archives. Now you just need to create a replica using our tool which will occupy only few Kbs or almost some MBs. This you can copy in your laptop any where you go without having to carry your external hard disk. So if you just want to search if there is anything in the archive you can just go to the replica folder structure created.

    This is useful when your have a personal laptop at home and a work laptop for office. Then you can keep a replica of either on the other for quick look.

    Infact it saves you the worry of carrying your hard disk with you just to know if you have the files.
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Having lived in the days of card catalogs, I can see how this could be quite useful.
    Sometimes it's as important to know whether the information is there and what it's called, as it is to actually access the info. e.g.: Library of Congress Classification Outline
  6. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    But you should stop calling it a replica. It isn't. its a copy of the file structure only and it certainly DOESN'T "help you to carry a replica of GigaByte and TeraBytes of data within few MBs."

    That statement is blatantly wrong and will expose you to a host of false advertising legislation (as well as destroying any credibility you wish to garner).

    IMHO it looks a very limited use case (especially since you can easily carry several TB of data with you if needed but I'm sure there is a use for it, you just need to be genuine about what it does and doesn't do.

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