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Using Slave drive to copy files to Maste

By ciscoman1 ·
Recently my HD went out on my 366 MHz 98SE, 64 MB PC. I was shipped a new PC and I want to copy all my files and programs from my old HD onto the new PC. If I do a copy *.* will this overwrite files on my new HD? Also will I get all my favorites of IE5 and other files placed in their correct directories?

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by jeric In reply to Using Slave drive to copy ...

If you can still read on your old hard drive, you can clone it using xcopy32 command. First create a partition on the new hard drive then boot on your old hard drive and invoke the command xcopy32 *.* /c /h /e /k on the DOS prompt. After that, you'll have a clone your old hard disk.

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by dmiles In reply to Using Slave drive to copy ...

You will have to use a third party software to transfer the drive to the new drive,you can use ghost,image copy and trial versions may be downloaded from the manufactures web site.And the files will be over written by the drive that is being copied.

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by ec364 In reply to Using Slave drive to copy ...

That depends on the extent of "HD went out" damage to your HD. If you can't read your drive by way of booting from a floppy, then you can't extract anything from it. If your data is so valuable to you, send it to Ontract and they will recover the data for you for a fee. Ontract is somewhare in Texas or check them out at ontract.com.

Now, if you can read your HD then you can use the xcopy command as described in Answer 1. Make sure that xcopy.exe and xcopy32.exe are in your floppy disk. It's also important to include the /S parameter. For example, I use this exact type of thing when I want to download the contents of a HD,
XCOPY C:\*.* /S/E That will do it!

I'll continue on the next answer, I'll get cut off with the no. of words limitation.
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by ec364 In reply to Using Slave drive to copy ...

Continuation from Proposed Answer 3.

Now if you are going to use a third party utility, like Ghost or Partition Magic, using the same cable from the old PC, attach your old drive to the secondary controller on the new PC and don't touch or set anything on the old drive. Bear in mind that you will overwrite whatever is on the new HD of the new PC. If the new drive has multiple partitions, then you have the option to duplicate it to another partition, provided that the new partition is bigger than the partition of your old drive. Partition Magic has a lot of flexibility and options with regards to this.

Enjoy!

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