Finder copy to backup hard disk vs. SuperDuper Or CCC - what do I lose?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    If I simply drag my main internal hard drive icon and drop it onto my external hard drive icon to do a simple Finder copy operation, what do I not get that SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner do give me? Do I simply lose bootability? Or are there actually some things that don't get copied?
  2. McGiord, Jul 4, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    If you do that finder copy with your "user X" you are copying only what is accesible to that user.
    The other solutions copy all, and make perfect clones of your HDD Volumes.
    If you are using Leopard you also have Time Machine.
    Mercedes-Benz M950F
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    I'm still a little unclear on this. My user is an admin account, so shouldn't everything be accessible to me, and thus part of the copy?

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