How to Use Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable to Manage Your Disks
Acronis Disk Director Suite is a powerful set of tools that allows you to create, manage, and recover disk partitions, as well as clone, format, and edit disks. It supports various file systems, including FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Reiser3, Linux, and SWAP. It also works with both BIOS-based and UEFI-based hardware, and is compatible with Windows 10.
However, installing Acronis Disk Director Suite on your computer may not be convenient or desirable for some situations. For example, you may want to use it on multiple computers without having to install it on each one, or you may want to avoid modifying your system registry or files. In that case, you can use Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable, which is a version of the software that can run from a CD/DVD or USB drive without any installation.
In this article, we will show you how to create and use Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable to manage your disks.
How to Create Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable
To create Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable, you will need the following:
A licensed copy of Acronis Disk Director Suite 12.5.163 or later.
A blank CD/DVD or USB drive with at least 300 MB of free space.
A computer with a CD/DVD burner or a USB port.
Follow these steps to create Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable:
Launch Acronis Disk Director Suite on your computer and click on Tools > Create Bootable Media.
Select the type of media you want to use (CD/DVD or USB) and click Next.
Select the components you want to include in the bootable media. You can choose between WinPE-based or Linux-based media. WinPE-based media has a graphical user interface and supports more features and file systems than Linux-based media. However, Linux-based media is smaller and faster to load. Choose the option that suits your needs and click Next.
If you selected WinPE-based media, you may need to download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) or the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) from Microsoft's website. Follow the instructions on the screen to download and install the required kit.
Select the destination for the bootable media (CD/DVD or USB) and click Proceed. Wait for the process to complete.
You have successfully created Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable. You can now use it on any computer that supports booting from CD/DVD or USB.
How to Use Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable
To use Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable, you will need to boot your computer from the CD/DVD or USB drive that contains it. Follow these steps to use Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable:
Insert the CD/DVD or USB drive that contains Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable into your computer.
Restart your computer and press the appropriate key to enter the boot menu. The key may vary depending on your computer model and BIOS settings. It is usually F12, F10, F9, F8, F2, Esc, or Del. Refer to your computer's manual or online documentation for more information.
Select the CD/DVD or USB drive from the boot menu and press Enter.
Wait for Acronis Disk Director Suite Portable to load. You will see a welcome screen with two options: Acronis Disk Director 12 and Acronis True Image 2019 (if you included it in the bootable media). Select Acronis Disk Director 12 and press Enter.
You will see the main interface of Acronis Disk Director 12 with a list of all detected disks and partitions on your computer. You can perform various operations on them by right-clicking on them and choosing from the context menu. Some of the operations you can perform are:
Create: Create a new partition on an unallocated space.