FlashBoot: Save/restore USB thumbdrive to/from image file

If you have bootable USB thumbdrive with some useful content, and you want to temporarily reuse it for other purpose, FlashBoot can save contents of that USB thumbdrive to image file, and restore it later. USB thumbdrive will be saved in full state, so bootability will be retained.

Also you can use this feature to write raw images (downloaded from the internet) to USB thumbdrives or MicroSD cards. Let's take Raspbian, operating system of choice for Raspberry Pi, to demonstrate this feature: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer manufactured by Raspberry PI Foundation that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It's a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games.

Raspberry Pi is also very useful for DIY hobbysts and can be a hardware platform for embedded appliances like TV set top box or supermarket checkout terminal or maybe even ATM.

1) Run FlashBoot Free or FlashBoot Pro, click Next:

Write Image File to USB device - Starting FlashBoot
Write Image File to USB device - Starting FlashBoot


2) Choose "USB imaging and duplication" in the the Main Menu:

Write Image File to USB device - Choosing USB imaging and duplication in the Main Menu
Write Image File to USB device - Choosing USB imaging and duplication in the Main Menu


3) Choose "Restore image file to USB storage device" in this menu and click Next:

Write Image File to USB device - Restore image file to USB storage device
Write Image File to USB device - Restore image file to USB storage device


4) Specify source image file and click Next:

Write Image File to USB device - Specifying source image file and click Next
Write Image File to USB device - Specifying source image file and click Next


5) Specify target USB storage device and click Next:

Write Image File to USB device - Specifying target USB storage device
Write Image File to USB device - Specifying target USB storage device


6) Check summary information and click Format Now:

Write Image File to USB device - Summary information
Write Image File to USB device - Summary information


9) Wait for process completion:

Write Image File to USB device - In progress
Write Image File to USB device - In progress


10) Bootable USB storage device is ready to use. Click OK to exit:

Write Image File to USB device - FlashBoot done
Write Image File to USB device - FlashBoot done

This feature is available in both FlashBoot Free and FlashBoot Pro.