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    Copying files from hard drive to hard drive

    I recently purchased a 40 gb western digital hard drive and wanted to transfer all of my files and stuff from the origional 7gig hdd that is currently in my computer now. My first attempt to do this was unsuccessful as it copied all of the files, but failed to transfer any of the .dll files??? I am scratching my head on this one as it is the first time i have attempted to do this. Anyone know what I am doing wrong here?
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    Did you do it through windows?

    Try it through DOS

    boot to dos thru a boot disk and type "copy c:\ d:\" without the quotes where c:\ and d:\ are the source and destination, respectivly
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    i did it through windows....i will try it through dos though, that would make a little more sense for it to work that way....thanks
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    Actually the best way to do this is to use a drive/partition-imaging/cloning software like Norton Ghost or PowerQuest DriveImage. But if you don't have one of these, another alternative would be to get into DOS mode and use the xcopy command:

    xcopy c:\ d:\ /s/h

    This will copy everything from one drive to another, including all sub-directories and hidden/system files.

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    I use a file called xxcopy. See my response in This Thread

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    You can use the data life guard program on Western Digital's website. You can do a drive to drive copy. It's free when you buy the drive.

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