How to Create Images of Pen Drive?

Posted by @AOMEI

October 14, 2016

Images of pen drive are not just copy and paste. Learn how to create images of pen drive here.

Copy and paste?

Creating images of pen drive is useful for duplicating USB drives or backing up contents before overwriting them. For example, you can copy a Windows To Go USB drive so you’ll get one full copy of its content which contains all data saved to the live operating system.


But how to make an image? If you only have some personal documents, you may directly copy and paste those files to your computer or other devices and copy back whenever you want to restore. While if there’re multiple partitions on the USB drive or it is bootable, the simple copy doesn’t do the trick! In this case, you need to employ a pen drive image creator.

Create images with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is not just a USB image tool. It is an all-in-one backup and recovery software which is easier and faster for users even you’re not a computer expert. Before you create images of pen drive with AOMEI Backupper, decide where to save the file. If you intend to copy to another pen drive, the target pen drive should be as large as the source one at least.

Step 1: Plugthe pen drive to your computer then launch AOMEI Backupper.

Step 2: Go to clone tab on the main interface and select “Disk Clone” where enables you to replace hard drive with SSD as well.

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Step 3: Select the pen drive as source disk.


Step 4: Choose the destination disk.


Step 5: Check the operation summary. Besides, some settings are available below. ClickStart Cloneafter confirming all.



  • Sector by sector clone refers to clone all sectors no matter used or not.
  • When you save images of pen drive on SSD, to align partition will improve its reading and writing speed.

Then, just wait for a period of time. The whole process won’t interrupt your work so you’re capable of surfing the Internet or else at the same time. Plus, there also exists another method to make images of pen drive via AOMEI Backupper - disk backup. While you need to do restoration if in that way.