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I am having trouble getting clonezilla to work so wondered. I have a secondary hard drive that has applications and data on it. I need to replace it with a bigger/newer model. If I simply copy the contents of the source drive to the target and then change the drive letter so that the target takes that of the original will this work? I suspect nothing is that easy.

for clarification I am talking about doing this in the context of cut and paste within windows explorer.


OS: win8 64bit

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yes that will work as long as the secondary drive is not where your mbr/bootsec are at.

You will have to reassign the old volume a new letter first, and then the previous letter will become available to the new drive. as I'm sure you are aware, you do this in the Computer Management -> Disk Management feature.

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Thanks Frank, I wasnt sure if windows behind the scenes would use true paths etc. – Nick Feb 12 '13 at 19:07
Don't forget System & Hidden files. – BJ292 Feb 12 '13 at 20:46

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