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Old 08-09-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Backing up my hd

I want to copy all the files off my harddrive onto my external harddrive. But If I open up my C: drive, select everything, hit copy, it will not allow me to copy everything and paste it into my external haddrive. I figure there must be someway to do this, and i really wasnt expecting copying and pasting my whole harddrive to work .

I get an error saying cannot copy NTUSER it is currently being used. I close any program thats not needed to keep my computer actually running, and i still get this error. How can I completly copy the contents of my hd onto my external one?

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Old 08-10-2005, 06:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Backing up my hd

you cant copy a file in use.

buy nortons ghost. it does it for you.

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Old 08-10-2005, 09:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: Backing up my hd

There are many, many programs that can create a hard drive image. Also, you should be able to copy a file, even if it's in use. Make sure that you're copying and not cutting. If that doesn't work, look around for a backup program.
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