backing up hd after virus

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Is there a way I can back up a hard drive from another computer to a
folder on my drive without getting error messages like 'access denied
make sure its not write protected', 'file name too long' etc?

I currently have the whole drive F in my system that I have cleaned
from virus and spyware with a range of programs. I now just need to do
a backup of the entire drive to a folder on my computer in case I
can't use the recovery disc and it does a clean install.

Cheers,
John

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I use DriveImage, it's free for personal use.
http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

 

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It looks like a great bit of software, but unfortunately I think it
will only do drive to drive, not drive to folder on another drive?



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It images a drive as a folder, containing xml files.
I have two disk drives in my machine, C: and D:  and on the D: drive
I have several backup images of the C: drive in folders, e.g. a folder called
C_Vista  (36 G/B) and another
folder called C_XP  (18 G/B).



  

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Why do an image back up?

I just create a folder using date as name and copy data only.
I never restore from an image in case I have any leftover bad filkes

Once you have recreated your C directory that is installed os your
string of programs and configured your machine than I do an image of
that then add my data if I have to recover I have a clean image to
reload do the updates and add your data normaly back up in 4hrs

I have a c drive for os 25Gig  a data drive  d of 100gig backup drive a
back up data drive holds my backup of d drive along with the data from c
drive with a size of 250 gig then a temp drive of 50 gig for fun stuff

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I do an image backup because I want a backup of the disk image, i.e. data plus
operating system.
It usually takes about 50 - 60 minutes to restore.
For me, that's the simplest way - your setup obviously suits you.


 

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Dave-UK wrote:
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I think it might take me about 4 hours to understand what he was saying.
I believe in one partition for os and program files, a second for data.
I image the os partition and use full and differential file backup for
data. A 320gb external hd is inexpensive these days and run off the usb but.
Dave Cohen

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