How to create a virtual USB Flash drive in Windows 10

A virtual USB flash drive is an imitation of the flash drive we are used to seeing which functions as a flash drive. With the virtual USB flash drive, we can also store data in it, we also remove and install it like a real flash drive.

The thing that distinguishes a virtual USB flash drive from an ordinary one is that there is no physical form of the virtual USB flash drive.

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Creating a virtual USB Flash drive in Windows is quite easy. Because Windows already has a feature to make it. How ????

Steps to create a Virtual USB Flash drive on Windows

1. Open “Disk Management”

In the search button type “disk management” and select “ Create and format hard disk partitions ”.

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2. Select Action Create VHD

In the disk management window click and select ” Action “, then select and click ” Create VHD “.

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3. Create VHD files

To create a VHD file, click the “Browse” button and select a storage location and name the VHD file you created. Then determine the amount of storage capacity that you will create, for example, 4000 MB. Note the unit you are using 1 TB = 1 000 GB = 1 000 000 MB. For the file format, you can choose between VHD and VHDX. Then click the “OK” button.

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4. Initialize disk

After step 3 is complete, a new disk will appear with the status “Not Initialized”. Next, you have to initialize the disk by right-clicking on the disk and selecting ” Initialize Disk “.

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Then select the partition model you want to use, MBR or GPT, and click the “OK” button.

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Then click on “ Unallocated ” then create the partition by right-clicking and selecting “ New Simple Volume ”. Confirm from each wizard window that appears.

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If all processes are complete, you will see in the file manager like this

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5. Installing and removing the USB Virtual Flash drive

You can install and remove a USB Virtual Flash drive from the file manager by selecting ” Mount ” to install and ” Eject ” to remove it.