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WanderZ

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Hi all,

I'm curious if anyone can tell me if they've used any of these programs to image an HD? If you have another recommended program to ghost a hard drive, I would appreciate it.

Thanks!
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Hi,

Yes, Acronis and the free versions provided by Seagate and Western Digital.

Maybe this article Comparing 20 Drive Imaging Software Backup/Restore Speed and Image Size interest you...

Your post is a little vague, if you are trying to clone a bad drive my experience is that most tools will fail the one that tries to copy most files is ghost but many times will crash also.

With bad drives I try to recover the files I really need as fast as I can and not the full drive.
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Yes, you are correct, I'm interested in using Norton Ghost to image the HD. I didn't know if there was a similar program that I could use that is a free option. I have a couple of programs that would be a real pain to re-install at this point. Two upgrades in LightRoom and Photoshop as well as a one time install of Microsoft Office Pro for State employees. Imaging the HD with a program like Norton Ghost is what was recommended to me. I haven't tried to save the contents of an HD before so, I'm kind of looking for other possible alternatives as well.

Thank you.
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I don't know how I would recover just those programs, if you have suggestions I would be all ears.

thanks.
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I don't know how I would recover just those programs, if you have suggestions I would be all ears.

thanks.

Most programs need files on the program and system folders, registry settings, etc. making almost impossible to recover without the setup program.
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OK, well there's really no way around this, gonna be a pain. Thanks!
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