Clone X - hard-drive copying

Discussion in 'macOS' started by irishgrizzly, May 17, 2006.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Further to my experience with a failing hard-drive (ibook SMART STATUS: failing http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=200944) I'm going to get it replaced with a new one, the upside being that I can double the size without too much extra cost.

    My burning question is whether I can keep all my apps (I've already backup all my docs, music etc.). I've been told to use Clone X to copy everything on the drive to an external firewire drive. Will this let me keep the apps? Are they protected from this? Any advice greatly apprenticed.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    User SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner. Either one will allow you to clone the whole shebang to your FW drive.
     
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks for the fast reply!! How easy is it to get that data onto a new unformatted drive?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Mondbogglingly easy. Assuming you can click software buttons.

    It's the same process in reverese. What you clone onto the external, you simply clone back onto the new drive.
     

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