My Windows partition (C:) is corrupt. I'm booting up from an Ubuntu live CD and trying to copy all the files from C: to my external drive, but the system expands all of the links, producing a projected copy size of 1.8TB (my external drive is just 1TB, and the data in c: is around 700MB).
Then I looked at
dd and other backup utilities. Anything I looked into, I couldn't figure out whether or not the image would be readable in Windows through any other app.
Has anyone else tried to back up data from a corrupted Windows installation using Ubuntu?