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Hard drive info please.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by XBFLAT, Dec 16, 2008.


  1. XBFLAT

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    I have two HD's on my puter. I want to copy (not transfer) all data from one to the other. Do I have to get software to do that?
    C: drive is 30G, F: drive is 80G.

    Can I do it without spending any money?

    Thanks.
     

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  3. CRANKLIN

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    problem with xcopy is that there is a 8-bit limit... so if you have long filenames, they will get truncated on the destination drive.

    What are you copying for? Is it purely for backup? Why not just do a drag & drop?
     
  4. XBFLAT

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    I want to copy everything from C to F just incase something should happen to the primary. I don't use the other drive at all. It's got some data on it, but not much.

    Drag and drop? Could I do this, but more importantly how?:dunno:
     
  5. DoubleWide

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    Data - you can just copy and paste
    If you're trying move programs and Windows, yuck.
    I'd prefer not to do it.

    Cost of programs could be spent on a new hard drive and you could do a fresh install.

    Otherwise, I'd say get a program that can make and resize partitions and another one that could ghost the first drive.
     
  6. XBFLAT

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    Mainly I want save my favorites, doc's, pictures, music etc. so if something should happen to the C drive, I can transfer those folders back to the new one.

    I'm not exactly computer illiterate (close), but I've never done this before.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  7. CRANKLIN

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    just fire up windows explorer and highlight the files. Copy it (ctrl-C or use the right-click menu options). Go to the destination drive/folder and paste it (ctrl-V or use the right-click menu options).
     
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    I've backed up like this for years, never a problem. Backing up entire programs, has never worked well for me.
     
  9. XBFLAT

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    Thanks guys. The copy and paste worked great.
     
  10. Pierre!

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    You can also use RoboCopy - Great App, and now there is a GUI for it as well...

    Lots better than XCOPY, and faster that drag n drop...

    Check it out... it is a free MS utility!