Copying old drive to
There are many programs that can copy your existing data to
your new hard drive. I am going to focus on xcopy because it
comes with Windows.
Depending on what file system and operating system you are
copying, you will use different xcopy switches.
Here is the syntax and what the switches do:
xcopy [source] [destination] /E /C /H /K /R /Y /O
xcopy program used to copy
[source] Location containing the data you
want to copy from
[destination] Location you want to copy the
/E Copies all directories, even empty directories.
/C Continues to copy if there are errors.
/H Copies hidden and system files.
/K Copies file attributes.
/R Overwrites read only files.
/Y Overwrites files without prompting user.
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information.
xcopy c:\ d:\ /E /C /H /K /R /Y /O