|10 Nov 2012||#1|
| || |
Cloning my win 7 partition to external HDD w/ Mac OS extended format
Hi, I recently switched from a Mac to a PC. I cloned my system partition of my PC to my external hard disk, and I only realized later that the external HDD was in a Mac OS extended (journaled) format. I thought I would have to format that partition as NTFS and re-clone afterwards. I tried to remove that partition using Disk Utilities on my Mac but got an error message. Surprisingly, though, when I connected the external HDD to my PC, I can access that partition under My Computer, and when I open Disk Management that partition is listed as NTFS.
1) How can I tell if the cloned partition on my external HDD is ok?
2) Should I reformat it and start from scratch instead?
3) If so, should I be making an image OR a clone of my system disk (so that I can boot from my external HDD and restore my system if my internal HDD fails)?
|My System Specs|
|11 Nov 2012||#2|
| || |
I tried to run Partition Wizard to reformat and re-partition my external HDD, but the program keeps crashing as soon as I connected my external HDD to the computer.
I can see the external HDD in other programs such as EaseUS and Macrium Reflect, as well as in disk manager. Does it mean that the problem is with Partition Wizard? What should I do instead (to repartition my external HDD)?
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Cloning my win 7 partition to external HDD w/ Mac OS extended format|
|Any relevance to full format after SMART extended test?||Hardware & Devices|
|how can i format my external HD drive into FAT32 format||Hardware & Devices|
|Whats the difference between primary partition and extended partition?||General Discussion|
|Can't format external HDD, except to exFat and 'quick format' enabled||Hardware & Devices|
|Extended partition and lost files on primary partition||General Discussion|
|Extended partition||Installation & Setup|
|How to Partition a HD into 1 Primary and an Extended Partition ?||Installation & Setup|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 PM.