Carbon Copy Cloner

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

  1. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502


    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. GGJstudios 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.
  3. kohlson macrumors 6502a

    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.
  4. DrewDaHilp1 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2009
  5. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
  6. Fishrrman macrumors 604

    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...
  7. dma550 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.
  8. flynz4 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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