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How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Posted July 31, 2009 at 1:35am by iClarified · 32037 views
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These are instructions on how to make a duplicate or backup copy of your hard drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. You might want to do this for example if you are upgrading to a larger drive and want an easy way to replicate your exact system onto the larger drive.

Step One
Download Carbon Copy Cloner from here and save it to your desktop.

Step Two
Double click the downloaded dmg (example ccc-3.2.1.dmg) file to mount it.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Three
Drag and drop the Carbon Copy Cloner icon onto the applications shortcut.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Four
Double click Carbon Copy Cloner from your Applications folder to launch it.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Five
Once the application has opened select the source disk to copy from using the dropdown on the left.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Six
Next select the target disk to copy to using the dropdown on the right
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Seven
Click the Clone button at the bottom right of the screen to begin.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Eight
You may be asked for your administrator user name and password. Enter these then click the OK button to continue.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Nine
Carbon Copy Cloner will now make an exact duplicate of your source drive. This may take some time.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Step Ten
Once complete Carbon Copy Cloner will inform you that it has finished successfully. Click the OK button.
How to Duplicate Your Hard Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner
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Thomas Blum
Thomas Blum - July 31, 2009 at 6:10am
thats easy with a system with MAX OSX only. But I still have not found an easy way to do the same thing with a Bootcamp partition on it!
steve
steve - July 31, 2009 at 3:53pm
Check out Winclone. http://twocanoes.com/winclone/
Steve
Steve - July 31, 2009 at 1:49am
For some reason after doing this and using the new drive on the same machine, some programs are using almost double the memory they used to use before the clone (for example mail used to use 40mb, now uses 80mb) I have no idea why. I cleard the cache and everything but I guess something can't be right.
Nathaniel
Nathaniel - July 31, 2009 at 10:22am
Were the two drives formatted the same.
Steve
Steve - July 31, 2009 at 3:52pm
right down to the partitions everything was the same.
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