Carbon Copy Cloner

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by DrewDaHilp1, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2009
    Just had a question that hopefully someone could answer for me about CCC.
    I was wondering, once you copy your drive can you pull individual files over from the back up disk to another iMac? I'm wanting to back up my old iMac and move the individual files over to the new one.(So I can get the new one organized at my own pace).
    Thanks for any help/suggestions.
  2. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yep, sure can
  3. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, you can. The files on your CCC backup are exactly like those on your internal drive. You can access individual files/folders and copy to any other drive you have access to.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yes, you can. In fact, at least in my case, you have to up the attention level to make sure you are copying from/to the right places.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2009
    Thank you for the replies.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    Boot into any image.
  7. macrumors 603

    Feb 20, 2009
    A CCC "clone" is like any other volume. The files are in POFF (plain old finder format) -- nothing "extra" is needed to view or copy them.

    You can also boot from a CCC backup of your internal drive...
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    I love this app - I used an old clunky 500gb western digital external as my clone target. It's nice to be able to test by booting it.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    CCC is great because it is a bootable clone of your drive. I feel it falls short because it is much weaker in storing older versions of files. In my priority order... I want the following:

    1) Offsite cloud backup - safe,secure, automatic and offsite
    2) Time Machine - local, fast backup... great versioning control
    3) CCC - bootable backup.

    In that priority order.


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