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.
Steps to create a Virtual USB Flash drive on Windows
1. Open “Disk Management”
2. Select Action Create VHD
In the disk management window click and select ” Action “, then select and click ” Create VHD “.
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.
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 “.
Then click on “ Unallocated ” then create the partition by right-clicking and selecting “ New Simple Volume ”. Confirm from each wizard window that appears.
If all processes are complete, you will see in the file manager like this
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.