I have removed the file copy feature so that CloneDisk focuses exclusively on byte to byte copy.
In your case, why not use the partitition to partition clone feature of CloneDisk (right click in main window, select 'display PART only') ?
The file copy level has some drawbacks : files can be hidden or system only, or in used, etc...
You then also need to handle the target MBR and BS.
And you can then end up with a semi or not working copy.
If you really want to stick to file to file, you can always try : xcopy /x /e /c /i /h /k /y /w c:\*.* d:\ .
OK thanks. I try to avoid command line only solutions when possible with these types of operations because of the risk of mistyping an entry can be a disaster sometimes.
Correct : go to advanced , registry tools, enable usb.
I would also then tick "rediscover mounted devices at next reboot".
thats great! I want to try this soon. I have been using WinNTSetup to prepare w7 and usboot for w2k & XP (and Sometimes Wimbs tools for experimenting)
FileCopy is used in Win_Restore.exe which can be used to Restore Windows XP/7/8 from Portable VHD file to HDD or USB partition.
hi Wimb, does Win_Restore.exe only work on .vhd? I copy to and from various media incluidng real partitions, .raw, & .img
I thought that XXCOPY:
was the usual "Xcopy replacement".
The original (just for the record) xcopy command line parameters are "SERVe Kentucky Fried Chicken Hot!":
Since I managed - at leas once - to "convince" wimb that strarc is even a better choice, I may have success also this time :
hi Wonko, thanks for chiming in. very helpful info (as usual) reading now. I could really use a GUI copy or imaging tool for all types to and from that allows smaller images to be copied to larger ones while leaving the free space that is left usable. Im sure there is something that does this but I havnt found it or if I have I havnt found how to.