Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive


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    Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive


    Hi!

    Bought a replacement secondary hard drive, but want to know best tool to clone it. My main drive is an SSD with Windows on, but I used Kari's tutorial to move the user folder on to a secondary hard drive, so just unsure on the best way to go to keep the User folder intact and not have Windows lose it? Would just running Macrium for example work and then unplug the old drive?
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    Everlong said:
    Hi!

    Bought a replacement secondary hard drive, but want to know best tool to clone it. My main drive is an SSD with Windows on, but I used Kari's tutorial to move the user folder on to a secondary hard drive, so just unsure on the best way to go to keep the User folder intact and not have Windows lose it? Would just running Macrium for example work and then unplug the old drive?
    Hi Everlong and welcome to TenForums.

    Macrium Relect is an excellent program. If you use the CLONE feature for your secondary drive, I think everything will be in order. You can always restore your default libraries and then re-assign/move them if need be.
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    simrick said:
    Hi Everlong and welcome to TenForums.

    Macrium Relect is an excellent program. If you use the CLONE feature for your secondary drive, I think everything will be in order. You can always restore your default libraries and then re-assign/move them if need be.
    Thanks, sounds good! I'll give it a try then this weekend!
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    Everlong said:
    Thanks, sounds good! I'll give it a try then this weekend!
    Let us know how it goes, and if there are any complications.

    And thanks for the rep! :)
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    simrick said:
    Let us know how it goes, and if there are any complications.

    And thanks for the rep! :)
    All sorted! Used Macrium to clone the drive on to my new one, and then in Windows Disk Management I just switched the drive letters round and everything was up and running!
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    Everlong said:
    All sorted! Used Macrium to clone the drive on to my new one, and then in Windows Disk Management I just switched the drive letters round and everything was up and running!
    Super Everlong! I love Macrium Reflect!
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