how to copy pc hdd to external hdd

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

how to copy pc hdd to external hdd

Postby dialman on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:20 am

I have decided to get rid of my tower pc and just run with my net book, lack of space dictates. I have an external hdd with ample capacity to take my files, pictures etc. My net book also runs mint11 and I want to be able to access all the files that I have on my pc. I run a small business and do my books on the pc but will have to start using the net book but do not want to loose my accounts.
dialman
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:15 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: how to copy pc hdd to external hdd

Postby wayne128 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:51 am

You can use gparted, run from Live CD/DVD /USB, and copy the whole partition from internal hard disk and paste to the USB unallocated space.
wayne128
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3277
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:15 am

Re: how to copy pc hdd to external hdd

Postby dialman on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:00 pm

thanks for your reply. I now realise that i just need to copy/paste my files from the pc to the ext. hdd and then copy paste the files from the ext hdd to my net book. Senior moment i think. :oops:
dialman
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:15 am


Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: karlchen, tinca and 24 guests