What software program will clone to an external drive?
I know my hard drive is ready to go kapook on my desktop and there are programs I want to save and be able to boot from an external drive, so I bought an external drive to clone the desktop hard drive, but most of the software I have seen only clones to an internal drive.
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It is nearly impossible to boot from external hard drive. The main reason it that typically the computer need to have the OS loaded in order to support the external HD on the usb system. My recommendation would be to return the external, purchase and internal and have a professional migrate your drive to the new one.
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An example on how to download and save to an External
Hard Drive and copy and paste to an External Hard Drive
Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer
navigate to your data
Right click on the data select copy navigate back to the External Drive.
or right click on the data select paste or select the data hold the mouse
cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
or if you are downloading data from the internet.
Once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to
run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into your External Drive or a folder
in my documents or another device or a
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In my experience, Norton Ghost is the fastest cloning software. If you want a true clone of a large hard drive, it's not physically possible to do it in less than 15 minutes. There are a few things you can do to speed it up though. If you're cloning to an image or another hard drive, write it to a local hard drive within the computer. SATA to SATA transfers are always the fastest, so try and avoid using USB.
Ghost really is the best tool for cloning hard drives and it can be very fast when done internally on a computer. That's my recommendation.
The program will not operate just from a copied program files folder, it needs a proper installation.
If you contact their support (http://support.encore.com/) they should provide you an installation source
Files with the suffix ".exe" are executable only under the Windows operating system. If you have an Intel iMac you can run Parallels software and actually install Windows side by side with the Mac OS and then be able to run ".exe" files in their native environment. Generally, downloadable program files for Macintosh have a ".dmg" suffix which is a disk image file which contains the actual program. After mounting the disk image on the desktop (by double-clicking) you can then copy the program file inside it directly to your hard drive via click&drag and then run it from the hard drive.
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If you cloned the hard drive, everything should work. In windows, that's what you need to do if you don't have a utility to actually move your programs to a new hard drive. The answer to your problem is: Reinstall the program from the program CD.
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