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Easy way to back up a whole drive?

Benjimoron Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I'm trying to back up a whole drive before wiping it and reinstalling Windows, I'm currently transferring the whole hard drive to a usb hard drive but I get the occassional error where it can't transfer a file or a folder for some reason and it just stops there. Then I have to go through and manually copy the whole tree isolating the file/folder that it had a problem copying.

Is there an easier solution to what I'm trying to do, maybe a backup program that will copy everything and won't have a problem with a few files/folders?

Thanks!
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Acronis True Image.
#2
As mentioned earlier... something like Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost will do the job. I believe both have free trial versions available...
#3
I tend to do this, (Win XP):

Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Command prompt

then just use XCOPY:

XCOPY source destination /E /V /C /H /R /K /Y /Z

Where;
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/V Verifies each new file.
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/Z Copies networked files in restartable mode.


:thumbsup:
#4
I like the look of that one, forgot about xcopy, used to love dos! Ironic that it's a better solution to this than Windows!
#6
anooobist
As mentioned earlier... something like Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost will do the job. I believe both have free trial versions available...


+1. :thumbsup:
banned#7
whatever you do, dont use acronis true image 2010 (buggy as hell - 2 separate backups from 2 pcs both failed on me!). Amazon reviews say it all.

read here for alternative free stuff

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/591000/acronis-true-image-home-2010-backup

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