Hard Drive Partial Image

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

  1. ACoolie macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    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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