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 Post subject: Does HDD Raw Copy read the entire drive or just partitions
PostPosted: August 27th, 2019, 17:17 
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I'm trying to back up a hard drive to a file, however the hard drive can hold 1 TB. There's only about 200 GB of files on the drive, and 70%-80% of the drive is unallocated space (no partitions). If I run the tool with the Target being a file, will it create a 1 TB file or only make a file from the created partitions? I can't store a 1 TB file.


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 Post subject: Re: Does HDD Raw Copy read the entire drive or just partitio
PostPosted: August 27th, 2019, 20:10 
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you have choices of other software
DMDE for example can image a partition to a file, or a whole disk if you choose


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 Post subject: Re: Does HDD Raw Copy read the entire drive or just partitio
PostPosted: August 28th, 2019, 9:27 
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SlyCooperReloadCoded wrote:
I'm trying to back up a hard drive to a file, however the hard drive can hold 1 TB. There's only about 200 GB of files on the drive, and 70%-80% of the drive is unallocated space (no partitions). If I run the tool with the Target being a file, will it create a 1 TB file or only make a file from the created partitions? I can't store a 1 TB file.


1) You can just copy folders .
2) can resize (decrease ) working partition on Windows disk manager. ( right click on partition 》 reduce partition 》 image this partition only with an Imager software, when finished imaging again right click on partition and extend initial size again.
Also you can use software to resize and image partitions. I usually use minitool or easus or you can use another software like that

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 Post subject: Re: Does HDD Raw Copy read the entire drive or just partitio
PostPosted: August 28th, 2019, 10:16 
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yes, sorry I misread and "saw" OP said a 200GB partition. My mistake. Above answer I would agree with. Though usual advise is backing up before you partition a drive.. kind of a catch 22 here though. might pay to find some storage, even if temporary, and at least backup anything you need to not lose

not sure but I may have seen clonezilla able to image a partition and ignore free space, but I am not certain of it.


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