boot camp - Cannot move files.

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  1. Deano.uk macrumors regular

    Deano.uk

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    Hi there,

    I have the "cannot move files" error message, and after 10hours of idefrag booted from a CD, it still says the same message.

    So i assume i have to format and reinstall OSX?

    I can backup using time machine to an exernal drive, thats no probs, but when i reinstall OSX i dont have my snowleopard disks to hand, would that be a problem, or would it copy from timemachine? (its at a parents house and i wont be able to get it till next week).

    also any tips for doing it this way?

    just need xp installed for some games.
     

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  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Use SuperDuper! to clone to your external. Wipe the boot drive. Clone back. No need for discs.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What yellow said, just clone it. There is really no other way around the requirement.
     
  4. Deano.uk thread starter macrumors regular

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    cheers guys, cloneing it now.

    am i right in thinking the usb drive will be bootable to restore the clone?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, a clone is bootable.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  7. Deano.uk thread starter macrumors regular

    Deano.uk

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    well... 200gig transfered and 14gig left on the clone... assuming the restore will take just as long as the clone, ill let it restore over night, and bootcamp xp when i get in from work tomorrow. :cool:

    EDIT: all finished now, stats on screencap.
     

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