Restore a Windows Hard drive from a .dmg file with a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thegusman, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. thegusman macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2013
    I used "data rescue" on my mac to clone a 320GB WD internal hard drive containing windows seven. It saved the clone as a dmg file with 3 partitions: system, factory image, Compaq. I tried to use a sata power adapter on the internal hard drive (after the dmg backup file was made) and it went up in smoke. I purchased a new hard drive and would like to restore it using the dmg backup. I tried using DiskUtility to do the restore but it spits out "restore failure could not validate source - invalid argument." I tried using superduper but it will not let me restore a NTFS drive. Now I'm stuck. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Try Carbon Copy Cloner, it should be able to read from a mounted DMG file even though it is on a NTFS formatted drive.
    Version 3.4.7 is the last free version of CCC.

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