A clone is a replication, or an exact copy, of something.

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Free way to clone HDD to SSD?

Is there a free way to clone a full Windows 7 installation from HDD to SSD? (The free part is important, I know I can pay for Acronis True Image.) SSDs are usually much smaller than HDDs which ...
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How to share a user ~/Library folder over two accounts?

I find it easier to focus on a project if I dedicate an entire user account to it. I fast-user-switch between work mode (documents and programs I'd rather not close) and entertainment mode (user ...
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How do I create an image of a hard drive?

I have an old laptop with a 20 GB hard drive, a spare 60 GB hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 GB drive onto the new drive and ...
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How to clone a Hard Drive to a slightly smaller Hard Drive?

I have a hard drive which is 153 GB with 116 GB free space. I would like to clone this drive to a hard drive which is a 149 GB big (this is the largest hard drive I have... It would be typical that my ...
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Image a drive in Windows XP

What's the simplest way of creating a single, mountable image in Windows XP of an external drive? At first I thought of creating an ISO, although a 60+GB might be a little large. What recommendations ...
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Migrating TrueCrypt protected Windows XP installation to new hard disk

I have Windows XP Prof installed on a Truecrypt protected parition (using TrueCrypt boot authentication). This is the only partition on that drive. I'm about to get a new harddrive and need to ...
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Cloning a USB flash drive to another larger one, is it safe to do so?

I used Acronis True Image Home 2010 to clone a Dane-Elec zLight 8Gb pen drive/USB flash drive to a PNY Attaché 16Gb USB flash drive. Now WinXP shows the drive in device manager as USB DISK 2.0 USB ...
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Fast copy from one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another

Is it possible to perform sector by sector copy of one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another? As I see, the clone software (Maxtor MaxBlast) does not recognize the mounted disks as the suitable ones. ...
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What software can copy the whole hard drive with Operating System to DVD-R, and be able to “refresh the machine” using the DVD-R?

What software can take a snapshot of a Win XP or Win 7 machine -- burning all files into a DVD-R, and then be able to boot from that DVD-R can restore the whole machine back to that state stored ...
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3 partitions, cloning to larger disk; preserve GRUB?

I've got a 10 GB ext3 partition, a ~512 MB linux-swap partition, and a 45.4 GB NTFS partition. I have GRUB doing my bootloading. I'm looking to clone it all to a new 160 GB hard drive I got today and ...
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Problem after cloning a System drive from my laptop

I just made a clone of my notebooks Harddrive using Norton Ghost 11 boot-CD. The system is Windows XP on an IBM Thinkpad r60 (type 9461). The cloning went ok. Now with the new HDD in the machine I ...
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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What's better Ghost or Virtualization?

I've a test environment with several machines using a mix of OSs and MS softwares, several developers use the machines on site and remotely. Recently I'd to downsize it to just one machine. What ...
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Possible to transfer a partition over to a smaller drive with clonzilla?

I've used clonezilla once in the past to make a backup of a drive. I never had to use the backup so this is my question. I have a current Windows install on a 500gb drive that I would like to ...
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Clone Hard Disk Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? Can someone recommend some software (free or opensource) that will allow me to make a clone of a ...
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How to incrementally backup whole HDD to external from Windows?

What I want exactly is a hard drive to hard drive incremental backup, not an image file. The original HDD has three partitons - ext3, linux-swap, and NTFS. What would be the easiest way to do this ...
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If I clone a Hard Drive, Will I Have to Install an OS on it and All the Programs?

If I clone a hard drive, will I have to install an OS on it and all the programs?
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dd clone hard drive: Input/Output Error though “chkdsk” says OK

I've used dd to clone hard drives before using 'dd' and a live cd, but have run into a problem. The issue: dd fails with an "Input/Output Error" on /dev/sda3 , even though windows "check disk" (...
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Good free way to clone a hard drive or a partition and send the image over the network (through FTP, Windows file sharing, “anything”)?

What I ideally would like is a free software solution which can: Boot from a CD/DVD/USB-stick and Clone a complete hard drive or a partition and Send the resulting image file over the network ...
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Cloning a Linux (Ubuntu) Boot Drive That Has A Few Errors

I've got an 8.04 Mythbuntu installation I need to clone to another disk. Unfortunately the disk it's on has a few errors, so dd aborts when I try the usual dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Last night I ...
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Free Partition Migration Tool [closed]

I'm looking for a free tool that will move a single partition from one drive to another. I have found tools like HDClone and Clonezilla but both want to clone the entire hard drive, not just one ...