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Ok, I Have Religously Backed Up, Now How Do I Recover...


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#1 ph7ryan

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:41 PM

So I used a simple app called HDcopy to make an identical copy of my internal hard drive onto my external hard drive(file wise....), and everything is ready to be copied back to the hard drive....I would like to do this without installing any kind of windows, but ubuntu will not let me write on my hard drive until I install ubuntu, so they know that the hard drive is mine....

My main issue is that I want my hard drive to look exactly like the old one, because I have programs and settings set in windows, that I would not like to have to redo, because from what I have, I don't need to....




(I am not going to go into why everything is gone, because it is what I meant to do, and is irrelevent to this situation)

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:07 PM

Not familiar with the program named...but if it is a cloning program, that seems to be what you want.

A cloning program would make an exact duplicate of the boot partition...on another hard drive/partition.

Partition Magic is the program that I use for this, since I've owned it for about 8 years.

I don't know how much HDCopy is, but Partition Magic can be had for around $45, http://castle.pricewatch.com/s/search.asp?...ition+Magic+8.0

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The version of HDCopy that I saw...was designed for Win 9x systems, not XP.

Edited by hamluis, 24 September 2008 - 05:13 PM.


#3 ph7ryan

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:17 AM

Not familiar with the program named...but if it is a cloning program, that seems to be what you want.

A cloning program would make an exact duplicate of the boot partition...on another hard drive/partition.

Partition Magic is the program that I use for this, since I've owned it for about 8 years.

I don't know how much HDCopy is, but Partition Magic can be had for around $45, http://castle.pricewatch.com/s/search.asp?...ition+Magic+8.0

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The version of HDCopy that I saw...was designed for Win 9x systems, not XP.




Well....i don't know, but it worked, and I have all of the files that were on the original hard drive in a folder labled backup on the external hard drive.....

I want to be able to just say to copy all of the files to the hard drive, without loading up windows, because I want to be able to copy the windows folder, and not have to deal with some files not copying because of their read only state....

I also don't want to redo the entire windows installating process.....

JUST TO BE CLEAR....I DO HAVE THE FILES ALREADY COPIED, AND SUGGESTING PROGRAMS IS USLESS FOR ME....

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:48 AM

If you have a folder named backup you did not clone the drive, you copied it. A clone would look just like the parent drive. It probably won't be bootable as copying won't copy the system files. {MBR, NTLDR,etc.}

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:00 PM

If you have a folder named backup you did not clone the drive, you copied it. A clone would look just like the parent drive. It probably won't be bootable as copying won't copy the system files. {MBR, NTLDR,etc.}

OK....whatever....I DIDN"T CLONE IT>>>>WHATEVER!!!!!.....

The important thing is that The contents of the folder contain everything that the orginal hard drive contains in that order, and I want to copy it to an already NTFS formated hard drive....

Who cares what it is called, or what I didn't buy to do it....

I HAVE THE FILES, AND NOW I WANT TO PUT THEM ONTO THE HARD DRIVE....



IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GO ON WITH THIS PROCESS FROM THE POINT WHERE I AM, THANKS BUT NO THANKS!!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

Well my friend, with that attitude you will not get anymore help from me. You are rude!. Bye now.

Edited by perr, 25 September 2008 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:36 PM

Well my friend, with that attitude you will not get anymore help from me. You are rude!. Bye now.

OK...bye....its not like you were gonna help me anyways be being captin obvious....




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