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Making the drive bootable is easy with True Image, just click on the Rescue Media Builder and follow the simple steps. This is what you will see once the PC is booted up with the bootable media. As you can see, I selected the source disk which has a The next step was to select the destination disk. The obvious choice being the one with the Clicking next showed the following summary of the cloning task. Notice how True Image automatically resized the partitions to accommodate the smaller drive.
Supposedly everything that works on Windows 7 and 8. If everything works fine, I will have a couple of choices. I could clone the smaller drive to the larger one or simply run the upgrade process on the larger main drive and have the smaller one for a backup. Anyway that is one upgrade scenario.
It keeps all data safe and also has the option to keep using Windows 8. Works for me. Don’t know if it will work, but that’s what I would try. Posted 14 December – PM. Thanks Wildabeast, was hoping someone else would comment on your idea.
Im not sure and can not find info on how to copy to a smaller drive. Posted 15 December – AM. Doesnt look right to me. Others may still have some input and further methods , but you can only try – nothing lost nothing gained.
Posted 15 December – PM. Thanks Havachat. I found this tool Posted 16 December – AM. Posted 16 December – PM. Posted 17 December – AM. I’ve only used author web sites, oldversion. I do not know filepuma — others will have to weigh in. Check oldversion, oldapps, filehippo first. I’ll wait a bit to see if others weigh in Posted 17 December – PM.
Sorry about that. But when I click the Download this version green box I do not get redirected like you did. I was able to download the pwfree This can be done only with a backup of an entire hard disk. Create a backup of an entire hard disk that you want to restore to a larger or smaller one; Boot the computer with the new hard disk from Acronis Bootable Media; Restore the image; All the partitions will be restored proportionally to fit in the new hard drive automatically.
Resizing all or separate partitions manually during restore: Create a backup of entire hard disk or some partitions that you want to restore to a larger or smaller hard disk or partitions; Boot the computer with the new hard disk from Acronis Bootable Media; Restore the image. Select a single partition and follow through the wizard.
You will get a Restored Partition Size option, which you can adjust. Sample scenario with Acronis True Image Home Select Recover whole disks and partitions : Select a partition: Under Partition type , select Change default : Change the partition size by dragging the marker on the size bar or by setting the size manually: More information If the original hard drive stays on the same disk controller or RAID controller as the original hard drive, you do not need to apply Acronis Universal Restore.
If there is an issue with Acronis True Image not resizing the partition or not offering to resize, this may be due to the following: There is a compatibility issue with encryption software installed on the machine.
Acronis True Image Clone to SSD – How to Guides
It is a good idea to clone hard drive to an SSD , whether you want to upgrade to a larger drive or get a better performance. Acronis True Image is an integrated application that enables you to clone basic drives both MBR and GPT to other drives, even if the target drive is of a different capacity. For Acronis True Image or earlier, the cloning should be done from Acronis bootable media.
However, since Acronis True Image , you can clone directly without bootable media. In addition to disk clone, this program also features with disk backup , partition backup, and disk restore, etc. And its latest version is Acronis True Image Please download and install this software on your computer.
Then, you need to create an account and activate this software. Step 1. Connect the SSD to your computer. Make sure it can be detected. Launch this program to click Tools and Clone Disk subsequently. Step 2. Choose whether to use Automatic recommended or Manual transfer mode.
Then click Next. Step 4. Select the SSD as the destination drive and then click Next. You will receive a prompt, saying all the data on the destination disk will be deleted, confirm it and click OK. Wait for the process to be completed. Then this program will inform you of the next steps to take.
Once you boot a new device from this drive, a letter will be assigned automatically. Please check all the supported cloning features in the following:. All the operations are based on intuitive interface, so users can understand it easily and use it as a professional.
Note the clone feature in this free trial version can only be demonstrated, to clone HDD and SSD and boot from it, please upgrade pro trial version. Because the disk cloning process will overwrite the target drive. Select Clone from the left pane and then click Disk Clone. Select the drive that you wish to clone here is Disk 0. Step 3. Select the SSD as the destination drive Disk 2.
Here you can see an Operation Summary of disk info. Also, you can use Sector by sector clone to keep the old partition layout or Edit Partitions to adjust the partition size on the destination disk. And the later one is more practical, since it resolves two potential issues during the cloning process. By default, all the cloning software makes an exact copy of source disk unless you change the partition size while cloning.
To prevent this from the beginning, try the following 3 options in Edit partitions. And the last two options are available on the Professional version. One of the biggest reason is the destination and source disk has different partition style and you don’t convert them to the same before cloning. In this situation, you can simply check Convert the destination disk from MBR to GPT or vice versa, depending on the disk partition styles of them.
And you can check its disk properties in Disk Management. The overall steps are below:. You can keep it as a backup or reformat the hard drive for other purposes. To confirm if the cloned SSD is bootable, please directly boot from it. You have two ways in the following. Way 2 For laptop or desktop that only one hard drive slot : Shutdown your computer and remove the battery, use screwdrivers to replace old hard drive HDD with the cloned SSD, then boot the computer up.
However, if you need a more reliable and flexible way to clone your hard drive, AOMEI Backupper Professional could be your best choice. It has simple operation steps and comprehensive features.
Select the drive that you want to clone. Step 5. Click Proceed to have Acronis clone drive. Please check all the supported cloning features in the following: It allows you to clone hard drive to larger drive or smaller one, whether it’s HDD or SSD. By default, it uses Intelligent Clone feature to clone only used sectors while skip bad sectors.
Thus, you don’t need to worry about disk failure even if the disk is smaller or it has bad sectors. If the target disk is an SSD disk, you can use its SSD Alignment to accelerate the reading and writting speed of it as long as lifespan. Do you need any more help?
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Any ideas where it went or how I can get it back? Any ideas would be hugely appreciated! Got to hate when that happens Jennifer. If the original location no longer exists, the file seems to end up in oblivion. If you were copying files from an old computer onto a WD MyBook Backup drive and then copied the files to the new computer, your file should still be available on the old computer as well as the WD My Book backup drive. If you were doing a move instead of copy, it might be a lot harder to recover your file.
However, if you have been using the drive or your old computer since then, there is little chance that you will be able to recover the file. Only install it on your new computer, not the old one. I have two 1 TB drives C and E …. But…if I use Documents and look at at the. What might I have done incorrectly 2. Hi LarryC, sounds like a bug in the backup software.
As you might have read here, I am not a fan of the backup software included with the WD backup drives. Just to be certain, create a file and save it on your desktop. Then manually copy the file to either your I: or M: drive but not both without using any backup software. If everything is working properly, the file should only end up on one of the two drives, not both. Next, delete the file from that drive and copy the file from your desktop to the other drive.
Again, check both drives. The file should only be on one of the two drives. If this is the case, your drives and drive mappings are working properly so the problem is very likely with the backup software. Using a different backup application should resolve the problem. If one or both of the above mentioned the test failed, your drive mappings are incorrect more likely or your computer has some serious driver issues less likely.
Hi Michael. I have 2 , 1T external drives that I use for backing up certain files. The older one about 6yrs. I recently bought a 3 T wd external simply to back up both of my other 2 smaller drives.
Can I just copy and paste my files onto the new drive. The videos and picture are in different folders ex. Can these files simply be manually copied and pasted to the new back with out installing all the firmware. Hi Diana, thank you for your great question. The answer is… it depends on how you backed-up the files. Some backup applications just copy the files to your backup drive while others may compress them or even combine the files into huge files.
You can usually tell by just looking at the file names. As long as you are just copying the files and not moving them, I would say it is safe to give it a try since your new drive is empty.
In that case, you need just delete the files you just added to the new drive and you will be back to where you started with the two old drives which still have their files. If you were to move the files to the new drive and something went wrong, you would have no way to go back. One last tip. Hello, My question is, will the backup make more that one copy?
Hi Tom, that really depends on the software you are using. Good backup software does have that feature. My first question is can I go into my book and just delete old backups to make more room on my drive or would I have to erase all contents to free up space. I am still using windows xp…yup I know…lol…and finally moving to Windows 7 Ultimate…would there be any issues with OS compatibility. Also should I disconnect the backup from computer when not in use or just power it down?
In general, you should be fine to delete old backups. However, some backup applications keep track of what backups exist for the purpose of offering restore options and prefer that you delete the old backups from within the application.
You might want to keep an eye out for options in your backup software that automatically delete old backups. Some backup programs will take care of that for you, for example, deleting backups that are more than 3 months old or whatever interval you specify. With that said, you might want to consider leaving it plugged in and connected so that automated backups take place.
The drive at least the one I have automatically powers down if it is not connected to a computer. My laptop is running Windows 7, the My Passport shows it is working normally, but I cannot access it to store files.
I want to install GTA V, but lack the space on my laptop and bought this just for this purpose. Any help is appreciated. This discussion is about the WD My Book drive. This is unusual since the drive usually contains things like the bundled backup software.
There could be a few reasons for this. If so, then Windows recognizes that the drive is connected. There are several reasons why this can happen. One could be that there is insufficient power coming from the USB cable, especially if you have other USB drives connected.
If that is your case, both must be plugged in for the drive or unplug all other external drives in order to give the My Passport enough power.
More information. Because you would need to apply this fix to every computer you want to plug the drive into. This is the reason I stopped buying My Passport drives in favour of Seagate drives which have never needed a driver fix. They just worked out of the box. Nothing can be move to the TB. We have no idea what were are doing and we want to move all our stuff to the TB just in case the computer aka the mac could crash.
Is there anyway you can help me move our stuff over to the TB? Any helpful advise would be appreciated. Hi David, in order to try to provide you with helpful advice, you would need to provide some additional information. What do you mean by TB? Are you using a My Book drive? What backup software are you using? What makes you suspect it is not working? What have you tried? I have 2 external hard drives WD My Books one added in and one in I have them both connected to my desktop PC.
Can I operate both connected My Books from a single software? Thank you, Guy. Unfortunately I know very little about MACs. However here are a few things you can try which are not Mac specific but may work for you.
Be sure to be ready and have a place to copy your files off the defective drive immediately should the drive does start working. You never know how long it will last. You could have as little as a minute to get critical files off of it. If recovering the data is critical, take it to a data recovery company expensive.
Then block it causing it to stop spinning all of a sudden. Plug it back in and see if it works. Then quickly reconnect the drive to your computer before it starts to warm up and see if you can access it. If it works, you need to act fast and quickly get the most important files off the drive. You may only have minutes before the drive fails again. If you are very lucky, this may work more than once. These are well known strategies. For background information on why each of these strategies work, google it.
I installed it and that was it. Blank screen, no prompts, no user guide. Can you please tell me where I go from here? I have tried googling this problem and playing with all the settings but I just cannot get it to back up!
Any idea? Will Smartware do that? Thank You. Its been a few years since I used this device looking for some older Pics and files saved from a different computer. When I power up WD My Book, I hear it trying to work but seemly not being successful…reminds me of the sound of a bad hard drive…yikes!
Is there a driver that needs to exist on the laptop to get the recognition process going…thought the laptop would see it right away and prompt me to do something. I tried everything I could think of. Changed the power supply, change dthe USB cable, cracked open the case and put the drive in a completely different case. It just would not be recognized by Windows 10 — or any other version of Windows on my other computers.
Then, by random chance, it started working while I had it laying down on its side. I quickly copied not moved as many files as I could off the drive, selectively choosing those files which were most important to me. After about 4. I am just so grateful for that small window of time. Some things you can try include putting the drive on its side and giving it a spin. While it is spinning, stop it all of a sudden. This little trick may just get your drive spinning again.
After a few seconds up to a few minutes , the drive will appear in your “My Computer”. Be patient. Look for the new hard drive in My Computer.
It will be called My Book. Double click on it and then on “WD Apps Setup”. This will start the installation process for the backup software. Just follow the prompts to install the software. This is a partition on the My Book drive that contains the software that will allow you to unlock the drive.
Open this drive by double clicking on it and then double click “WD Drive Unlock”. Once the drive is unlocked, it will appear under Hard Drive Devices. If you lose the password, even WD won’t be able to help you regain access to the drive. Keep the password in a safe place. If you’ve encrypted the drive, it will only work in its enclosure. If it fails, the only way to regain access to the information on the drive might be to replace the circuit board in the enclosure with one of the exact same model.
You may find replacements on eBay. Because the drive is hardware encrypted using this circuit board, only the exact same model will unlock it. It allows you to backup your whole computer and restore it, even if restoring it is to a new hard drive. There is also a manual available for the the Acronis True Image application. The WD SmartWare is included on the hard drive itself. It allows you to backup your data files which are very important. However it doesn’t backup your whole computer.
Before disconnecting your drive, right click on the WD QuickView icon in the system tray near the clock in the task bar and select Safely Remove My Book. If you don’t do this, you may lose data on the hard drive and it may get damaged. Here is the process: On the Home tab, select your drive letter and My Book. Click the Backup tab.
Check the box next to the drive letter. Then check any folders or files you specifically don’t want to backup. Click Enable Backup. Once you do this, backups will be automatic from that point on. That’s it, you’re done! Always Have a Recent Reliable… Forms and assessments for coaches. Michael Milette Author archive. Previous post Next post.
Lisa at PM Reply. Michael Milette at AM Reply. Jason at AM Reply. Hope that helps. Best regards, Michael. Rebecca Andrews at PM Reply. Sorry Rebecca. Jason Johnson at PM Reply. Ice Skater at AM Reply. Michael Milette at PM Reply. George at PM Reply. Hi Mike! Thanks, George. Ed Burns at PM Reply. Joe C at AM Reply. Diane at AM Reply. Dick at PM Reply. How do i view the documents, picturea and etc on My Book?
This is the first time i used it. Gail Holmes at PM Reply. You are very welcome Gail. Glad to hear you found the information useful. I have had a series of WD hardrives, unfortunatley I just learned the hard way that if you have your laptop, your back up drive and your back upo back updrive all in your daypack because you are trying to a backup of your backup… and you leave the entire backup in a taxi… ummm… the backup doesnt work so well So here I am starting again with a new laptop and two new WD harddrives, one full of all the files I have managed to rescue from old hardrives and the backup of my current computer and the other one as the backup of that backup.
I have read on WD blogs and this appears to be a common problem but i see nobody posting solutions other than dont use WD msartware pro DO you have any experience or any ideas. Deb at PM Reply. Ken at PM Reply. How can I disable the Unlocker so my My Book is accessible without a password? Hi Ken, You certainly can. Once installed, start it up. There you will find several options: Change your password Remove security Unable auto unlock for user: yourname This last option might be a good alternative to removing the password completely.
Hope this helps! Dennis Berthold at PM Reply. Siva ratnala at AM Reply. Dan at PM Reply. Larry at PM Reply. Shah at PM Reply. Shannon at PM Reply. Best regards, Michael Milete. Dog Crazy at AM Reply. Hi Dog, Great question. Please let me know if you have any questions. Patti Hubbard at PM Reply. Hi Patti, In Windows, you should always use the Safely remove hardware and eject media tool located near the clock in the taskbar bottom left of screen before disconnecting the My Book drive.
I hope you manage to resolve your problem. Peggy at PM Reply. Hi Al, The icon might have been automatically hidden by Windows. The free version does not do real-time backup. Hope that answers your questions. Robert M at PM Reply. David Paul at PM Reply. Hi David, can you tell me: What you are doing step by step? What operating system you are using? What software you are using? Sam at AM Reply. I am very heartened to see this thread is still alive, because I have a question.
Example; WD Backup. Hi Sam, Glad you found the thread. So what can you do about it? Anita at PM Reply. Hi Jim, As you noticed, the software that comes with the WD My Book backup drive maintains multiple versions of documents when you edit them so that you can go back to previous versions. Zonia at PM Reply. Brian J at AM Reply. Hi Brian, How you check the dates really depends on the backup software you are using.
How did you backup your files? Did you just copy them? If you used a backup program, which one? Hi ReRyRo, I am grateful to hear that you are finding the tips helpful. Wish I had better news for you. Hope you find your missing file and can recover it intact. Regards, LarryC. Good luck in resolving your issue LarryC! Diana Campbell at AM Reply. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Michael at PM Reply. Forrest at PM Reply. Hi Forrest, Thank you for your great questions. Gord at AM Reply. Hope something in all this helps. David Harris at PM Reply.
Ralph at AM Reply. Sallie at PM Reply. Good luck! Mike at AM Reply. Chris at AM Reply. Paul at AM Reply. Tom at PM Reply. That has changed with this latest version, which now has a more modern, user-friendly interface and more versatility in the types of backups you can perform.
The latest version It even adds an interesting pre-backup file scanning to root out anomalies before overwriting your previous backup—a nod to the emergence of ransomware as a concern. Among the free programs we tested, Backupper Standard wins primarily because it has the most features, including imaging, file backup, disk cloning, and plain file syncing, plus multiple scheduling options. This was the case with Backupper 4, and the latest version has only added more options, making it a surprisingly well-rounded free offering.
We hit a few performance snags with less-conventional system setups, but for the average user, it should perform as expected. This is largely to test reliability and hardware compatibility, but we time two: an approximately GB system image two partitions , and a roughly 50GB image created from a set of smaller files and folders.
We also test the USB boot drives created by the programs. Additionally, if you intend to back up to a newly purchased external hard drive, check out the software that ships with it. Seagate, WD, and others provide backup utilities that are adequate for the average user. Some programs automatically select the appropriate files if you use the Windows library folders Documents, Photos, Videos, etc. Boot media: Should your system crash completely, you need an alternate way to boot and run the recovery software.
Any backup program should be able to create a bootable optical disc or USB thumb drive. Some will also create a restore partition on your hard drive, which can be used instead if the hard drive is still operational. Any backup program worth its salt allows you to schedule backups.
Any backup program you use should allow you to retain several previous backups, or with file backup, previous versions of the file. The better software will retain and cull older backups according to criteria you establish. Optical support: Every backup program supports hard drives, but as obsolete as they may seem, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs are great archive media. Online support: An offsite copy of your data is a hedge against physical disasters such as flood, fire, and power surges. Online storage services are a great way to maintain an offsite copy of your data.
Backup to Dropbox and the like is a nice feature to have. Real time: Real-time backup means that files are backed up whenever they change, usually upon creation or save. Instead, scheduling should be used. Use continuous backup for rapidly changing data sets where transfer rates are too slow, or computing power is too precious for real-time backup.
Ideally, you should schedule backups of your data as often as possible. This is especially true if you are working on an important project or have data that you absolutely cannot afford to lose.
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Windows has reported the following error: The device has a bad block”. Acronis Cyber Protect: backup to Acronis Cloud storage fails with “Network connection failed due to timeout. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Acronis Cyber Backup: backup finishes with warning “Creating a crash-consistent snapshot of virtual machine because the creation of its application-consistent snapshot has failed”. Acronis Cyber Backup: backup fails with “The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error”.
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