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« on: February 10, 2003, 03:29:47 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:WinXP Pro
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Problem Hardware Make & Model:60Gig Western Digital & 20Gig Quantum Fireball
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I just added a new hard drive and I want to know if there is an easy way of moving all my files from my old hard drive to my new one. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2003, 07:00:30 PM »

Hi,

The easiest way is to temporarily put the new drive as second drive (D:) and boot up from old drive (c:), then drag&drop files through Windows Explorer.

You did not give much info on wether the new drive replaced to old, if the old is removed....
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2003, 07:04:30 PM »

I am still using the old for now but I am wanting to get rid of it to put together an older pc for sale. The drag&drop method seems to work well with regular files but for games and programs and such it dont seem to work. Do I have to just reinstall everything?!? That would suck!
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2003, 07:31:33 PM »

Hi,

You may want to look at using some Disk copying (cloning) utility.

Check out http://download.com.com/3000-2248-10161152.html for an example.
Please note: I have never used this product and cannot say wether it work good or not.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2003, 08:08:31 PM »

The easiest way to copy the drive is to use program called Ghost. It will allow you to copy the complete drive.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2003, 09:15:49 PM »

Hi,

I do agree that ghost is the best choice, but it is not free! It is around $70!

The other utility I mentioned above (Casper XP 1.0) is a 30-day trial, but the volume resizing is disabled.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2003, 05:09:50 PM »

Thanks. I will try those resources!8)
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2003, 07:13:38 PM »

Hi Challis,

Since this problem is unrelated to this thread, can you start a new one.

Thanks
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