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Old 05-18-2004, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default purpose of image files

What is the purpose of an image file,
i mean we can just copy all the files in a disk to a folder, and then copy them to another disk, so why use an image file?

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Old 05-18-2004, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes, just copying files from the CD to folders and then back onto a CD can not make a, once bootable CD, non-bootable any longer. Another reason is compression and yet another reason is that it keeps the data nice and clean. Tidy, if you will

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you mean to say it might lose its bootable property
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