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Attempting to copy files to external hd with cmd

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my computer had a hard disk failure and i get a blue screen flash just after the windows logo. I have tried to repair the system but to no avail, I'm not just trying to retrieve one of my files.

I was able to bring up the Windows Recovery Options by booting with a disk and have pulled up the command prompt (X:windows\system32 ) and am now trying to copy the folder over to the external hard drive in port e: but the command prompt keeps telling me that the system cannot find the path specified. But i am sure the path it typed correctly.

I'm running windows 7 on a hp probook 4530s
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See this tutorial by theog on How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista for a neat trick to use to allow you to Copy & Paste from the Recovery Console to save files and folders.

Also, to do this via Command Prompt, you need to copy from the Windows 7 partition, which may be C: D:.

Use diskpart to see where it really is. On mine, diskpart, list disk and list volume show:

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESKTOP

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          279 GB  2048 KB
  Disk 1    Online          119 GB      0 B
  Disk 2    Online         1397 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 3    No Media           0 B      0 B

DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     K                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
  Volume 1     D   D370_D       NTFS   Partition     78 GB  Healthy
  Volume 2     E   D370_E       NTFS   Partition    191 GB  Healthy
  Volume 3     F   D370_F       NTFS   Partition      9 GB  Healthy
  Volume 4     C   Win_8        NTFS   Partition    119 GB  Healthy    System
  Volume 5     G   D370_G       NTFS   Partition    698 GB  Healthy
  Volume 6     H   D370_H       NTFS   Partition    542 GB  Healthy
  Volume 7     I   Win_8.1      NTFS   Partition    156 GB  Healthy
  Volume 8     J                       Removable       0 B  No Media

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