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#1 L J Cooper

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:15 PM

That title probably sounds like a "Well, Duh", but please bear with me.

My XP box has a 160gb master with one NTFS partition and a 200gb slave with the first partition an NTFS and 3 FATs.

I want to copy the 160 files to the NTFS partition on the 200. The files on the master are under 30gb and the slave's first partition has almost 40gb available.

I have Acronis Backup but it wants to copy all 160 to my 40gb slave partition.


I've been messing with computers since my TI99-4A in the early 80's but as I've discovered, the older I get, the dumber I get.



Thanks in advance,

L J

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

Generally (I don't use Acronis)...a program that clones offers the ability to shrink/increase the size of the copied partition...based on the actual size of files.

Are you saying that ACT does not?

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:24 PM

I'm very surprised that the Acronis Backup does not allow you to pick and choose. I haven't used it and knowing that I won't even try.

There are a great many free file transfer programs. Google for some or check out cnet or Tucows. You might want to scan them with an AV scanner, just in case.

The most "robust" copier is one called "robocopy". The problem with robocopy is that there are a lot of different 'switches' with which you could make a bigtime mistake if you aren't sure what you are doing.


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:04 PM

One of the many free programs that will allow you to clone a partition and adjust the size of same: EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000-XP-Vista-2003- - http://www.partition-tool.com/

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:51 AM

Many thanks to all who have sent me help.

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