Copying from WD 2TB Black to WD 4TB Black  

  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Copying from WD 2TB Black to WD 4TB Black

    I've done this so infrequently that I keep forgetting how to to do it. I have multiple hard drives on my computer. I want to replace a WD 2 TB Black with a WD 4 TB Black, copying all content from the WD 2 TB to the new WD 4 TB Black. The Windows 10 OS is not on this drive. I just want to copy everything over to the WDD 4 TB, unhook the WD 2TB Black and have my same letter "D" WD 4 TB Black in place of the old WD 2 TB Black. As long as I've been on computers, this should be a piece of cake yet here I am asking for help like a wienie. All help appreciated, thanks.
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    Should be completely uneventful.

    Suppose 2 TB is D.

    The 4 TB would presumably be E when connected.

    You then copy everything on D to E.

    Then shut down and remove the 2 TB.

    When you restart, the 4 TB will likely still be E, at which point you can go into Windows Disk Management and change the drive letter to D.
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  3. Posts : 7,868
    windows 10

    The simplist way and fastest is to use built in Robocopy and just use the mirror option Leveraging the Power of the Robocopy /MIR Switch
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  4. Posts : 41,639
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    You can copy entire partitions - if there are any- with Minitool Partition Wizard, for example.
    (Rt click partition, click Copy...).
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