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Recovering Data Before Reinstalling Os

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#1 sweetcindi


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:10 AM

Im helping a friend and she has a flash drive. Im not sure how many gigs it holds,
however, she wants me to download the whole C drive on to this flash unit.
I think the c drive it too big..lol

Any ideas, Im fixing her computer in a bit.


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:26 AM

If the OS is still working the easiest way is to Set up a Slave HDD on her Machine and Copy the Data onto it. You will not be able to copy Windows XP on it I think? But all other Data will be fine. Remember to copy My Favourites and My Documents and Email Data?

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#3 ice2921


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:27 AM

Or you could just image the drive. There are quite a few free trial imaging programs.If you need to see how large the flash drive is just stick in a computer that works and look under my computer and it will tell you the size. Or right click and views its properties. You can try Acronis is a pretty good imaging program you can find a free trial here: Acronis Just my two cents.

#4 nigglesnush85


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:49 PM

Or place the drive into an external enclosure


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