Hard Drive Partial Image

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ACoolie, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. ACoolie macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2006
    The hard drive on my MacBook Pro is failing. It was split into two partitions, and I have successfully created an image of the Windows XP partition. The OS X partition is 150 GB and has many movies on it. I have backups of all the movies already. The hard drive is mounted read-only by OS X (I got the "This disk is not repairable" warning). Is there any way I can save only the ~30GB of system folders and personal documents to an image that I can copy onto a new hard drive?
  2. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    You can't simply copy the folders you need over to an external hard disk or other computer?

    I'm not sure how to do a backup of certain folders, but I'm sure most backup utils like CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper! can do it. Maybe even Time Machine, but I don't use it so I don't know.

    With regards to your read only dilemma... You should be able to change your access rights to the hard disk.

    Command + I and then at the bottom of that window you can change user access rights.

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