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ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives...

  • Windows
  • BSD
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What is ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver?

ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.exe and a Control Panel applet. After install is finished, type imdisk without parameters for syntax help or double click the ImDisk icon in the Control Panel. It also adds a menu item in Windows Explorer so that you can right-click on a file to mount it as a virtual disk drive. Users of mdconfig in FreeBSD will probably be familiar with the command line syntax of imdisk.exe. The driver, service and control program can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove programs applet in the Control Panel. No reboot is required for installing or uninstalling.

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  1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionImDisk Virtual Disk Driver can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..

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  • Developed byOlof Lagerkvist
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives50 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, and it has gotten 77 likes

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver was added to AlternativeTo by zhishen on and this page was last updated . ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver is sometimes referred to as imDisk.

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Papou008
  
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ImDisk is the best ramdisk I could find for Windows OS.

Lightweight, open source and very functional, ImDisk allow you to create virtual drives (ramdisks) directly on your PC RAM (be careful, all ramdisks data is lost when you shutdown or restart your system).
ImDisk ramdisks are very flexible, able to be extended, saved or deleted after creation.

ImDisk is also able to mount images files like .iso files but this functionality is not the main software job and others programs do it better than ImDisk.

———— My configuration ————

I personally launch a .bat file on the startup of Windows to build a 4Gb B:\ drive (I have 16Gb of RAM).
It allow me to store system temp files (in B:\Cache\Temp), browsers cache (in B:\Cache) and working files contents (directly in B:).
There are many reason to locate cache and temp file on a ramdisk, but if you have a SSD drive and want to grow it lifespan, you should read this page.

How to :

Change location of TEMP Windows files folder

Change Firefox Cache location

Auto-launch a 4Gb B:\ drive at your PC startup :

  • Create a "ImDisk_Startup.txt" file

  • Copy/Past this code :

@echo off

set drive=B
set size=4G

if exist %drive%:\ (
echo %drive%: drive can't be created because it already exist.
pause
) else (
timeout 2 > NUL
C:\WINDOWS\system32\imdisk.exe -a -s %size% -m %drive%: -o rem -p "/fs:ntfs /v:Ramdisk /q /y"
mkdir %drive%:#\Temp
mkdir %drive%:#\Cache
)

  • change size=4G with size=1G if you want a 1Gb drive
  • change size=4G with size=512M if you want a 512Mb drive
  • ...
  • change drive=B with drive=A if you want a A drive letter
  • change drive=B with drive=Z if you want a Z drive letter
  • ...
  • save the file
  • rename the file as a .bat file (ImDisk_Startup.bat)
  • move the file to "C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" (Change YOUR_NAME with your username)
  • if it doesn't work because of security system or it always display format message box when you startup, change the .bat file location and launch it with a schedule task
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ab1
  
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ramdisk for Windows

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TBayAreaPat
  
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I can't rave about the User Interface. You install it and it disappears. It tells you to go to the applet on Control Panel. I've yet to find this applet. I found it from the Context Menu, but decided RadeonRamdisk sounded better for me.

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iemul
  
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Free & Dynamically allocate ram.

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igenn
  
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  • And neither does its "brosoftware" ImDiskToolkit.

Stay away from these and try this one:

WinCDEmu

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Tags

  • cd-dvd
  • ramdisk
  • ISO Mounting

Categories

CD/DVD Tools • Backup & Sync

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ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver platform details

Windows

ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008

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