Partition Image files

.imgPTN or .imgPTN23 files can be used as a partition images (and in some cases, files with no file extension).

A Partition Image is a sector-for-sector image of a partition (volume).

It is possible to instantly replace Partition 1 and\or Partition 3 on the E2B USB drive with the contents of a partition image file.

When a .imgPTN file is ‘switched-in’, one or more of the existing partitions on the E2B USB drive are replaced/removed.

Example 1 – .imgPTN file

Normal Easy2Boot USB drive showing file position of a .imgPTN file
After ‘switching-in’ the .imgPTN file, the USB drive contains a different partition and partition 2 is removed.

Example 2 – .imgPTN23 file

Typical E2B v2 two partition E2B 16GB USB drive
E2B USB drive after ‘switching-in’ the PassMark Memtest86 (MBR+UEFI).imgPTN23 file (Partition 2 is kept)

Files on a bootable USB drive partition, ISO files, .zip files, image files or the contents of a folder can be converted to a .imgPTN or .imgPTN23 file using the Easy2Boot ‘MPI ToolKit‘.

How to ‘switch-in’ a Partition Image file

You can switch-in a partition image or restore the E2B USB drive partitions using any of these methods:

  1. E2B Menu system
  2. agFM menu system
  3. SWITCH_E2B.exe 32-bit Windows application…
SWITCH_E2B with a variety of Partition Images listed which are on the E2B USB drive
Partition Image listed in the E2B Menu system
Partition image file listed in agFM Menu system