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Copy Partition (Clone Partition)

Copy partition means copying data from a partition to another partition. PrtititonGuru provides three modes of partition backup. Similarly, it provides three copying modes as follows:

1.Copy all sectors.
Copy all sectors of the source partition (or volume) to the target partition from beginning to the end. It doesn't judge whether there is valid data in the source sectors. This method will copy a large quantity of invalid data, thus it'll take more time. But this is the most complete copy method which can copy all the data of the source partition to the target partition. This mode doesn't rearrange data so the size of target partition and source partition must be the same.

2.Copy all valid sectors according to the layout of the file system.
Copy all valid data of the source partition (volume) to the target partition according to the layout of the file system. The structure of the target partition will be exactly the same as the source partition. PartitionGuru will get rid of invalid sectors when copying data. This mode is the quickest, for it just copies valid sectors. This mode doesn't rearrange data either, and it requires that original partition and target partition be of the same size.

3.Copy all files.
Copy all the data of source partition to the target partition (or volume) by analyzing the file system layout of the source partition (or volume). When copying data, PartitionGuru will rearrange files of target partition in line with the file system layout. There won't be file fragments and it'll be quite fast. This method doesn't require the size of target partition be the same as the source partition, and it'll be OK if the size of target partition is bigger than the total used size of source partition.

To copy data, please click menu items "Tool" and "Copy Partition" in sequence, or right click mouse button and select "Copy Partition". PartitionGuru will pop up the following dialog box:

Copy Partition Dialog

After the above dialog box popped up, Partitionguru will show dialog boxes, as shown below:

Select source partition

Select target partition

After selecting the source and target partition, come back to the dialog box of copying partition. Select a suitable copy mode according to your requirement. If the size of the target partition not exactly same as the source partition, you can only select the 3rd mode "Copy all files". Click the "Start" button to prepare for copying. PartitionGuru will show the following warning message:   

Confirm copy partition

It'll return to the dialog box "Copy Partition" after you select source partition and target partition. Choose a copy mode in line with requirement; however, if source partition an d target partition are not of same size you'll have to choose "Copy all files". Then click "OK" to prepare for copying, and PartitionGuru will show the following warning message:

Lock Warnning

Click "Yes" if you confirm there is no mistake. PartitiomGuru will try to lock partition, if it can't lock the source partition (usually including system partition and the partition that installs PartitionGuru), PartitionGuru will show the following warning message:

copying Partition Process

If you want to copy partition without locking source partition, please click "Yes" and PartitionGuru will start copying.

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