VirtualDrive is a software that allow you to store all your music and videos on a large storage drive (operating system disk) and allows you to access these files on any computer with an active Internet connection. Simply insert a CD or DVD into your computer's optical drive, VirtualDrive will automatically convert it into a virtual CD or DVD image file (VCD) and then play it like a regular CD or DVD. Since the CD or DVD does not contain the original data, VirtualDrive uses a virtual file format which is very much like a compact-flash memory card. Once the virtual image has been saved on a hard drive or flash drive, you can use it just like you would any other file on your computer. You can then insert the VCD into any standard PC computer, burn a CD or DVD to play it on any optical drive with an active Windows operating system, or copy it over to an external drive and play it on a different computer.
The VirtualDrive software contains a library of different image files which are organized in folders with drive letters that correspond to the physical hard drive letters on your computer. Windows users can find and utilize any of the twenty-one available VirtualDrive, as long as the programs they need to access the information is installed. Even though a program may not recognize a specific VirtualDrive at the moment, there is a way to resolve any related problems. Simply run the VirtualBox application, and connect to an existing VirtualDrive, then select "mount".
Similar to VirtualDrive, farstones are also available for Windows operating systems. VirtualCD (aka. Virtual Desktop) is an example of a farstone, which allows users to work with multiple virtual drives and farstones simultaneously. Virtual Desktop works across multiple platforms and is included with Windows XP Professional. As with other types of virtual drives and farstones, VirtualCD can be expanded and stored on additional volumes as needed.