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Restore a Winclone Image to a Disk Image to Verify Image

Note: For OS X 10.10 Yosemite and older, see our legacy documentation.

Open Disk Utility to Create a Disk Image

Open Disk Utility in you Utilities folder.

Create a blank disk image

Under the File menu, select New Image -> Blank Image

Image Options

Give the image a name and a location where to save it. You must select the Image Format first, and set it to sparse bundle disk image. Sparse bundle disk images grow as data is saved to them, so they do not require much space when you first create them, and will only grow to the size of the used space in the Winclone image (not the partition size).

1. Select the image format of Sparse Bundle Disk Image

2. Select a GUID Partition map. Winclone expects any disk that it restores to have a GUID partition map.

3. Set the format to MS-DOS (FAT). Winclone will not see images formatted as HFS+, so you must format as MS-DOS (FAT).

4. The Name may be left as Untitled as it will inherit the original volume name when the file system is restored.

5. The disk image size should be larger than the Winclone image size as shown in the Winclone Sources window.  If the Winclone image is smaller than 100 MB, then it can be left at the default.  If changing the disk image size, do this as the last step and make no further settings changes, otherwise the size field will revert back to the default 100 MB.

Click Save to create the image and mount it.

Restore the image using Winclone

Once the disk image is created, it will be available as a destination for restoration. Restore to it as you would your bootcamp partition.


Once the restore is complete, you can open the volume in the Finder and view or copy files from the Windows system.  A successful restore verifies the integrity of the Winclone image.

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