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  1. That did the trick. Used Images For Windows to...

    That did the trick.
    Used Images For Windows to image the two small partitions from the other Acer Aspire, and restored to the new hard drive. Had to reinstall Win10, the original install without the...
  2. How to create EFI and Recovery partitions on new drive?

    Lost a drive in an Acer Aspire R7 that had been upgraded to Win 10.

    This machine was running with UEFI secure boot.

    I put in a new drive and had to go into legacy mode in the BIOS to reinstall...
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    Works like a dream. Shows all the 'found'...

    Works like a dream.
    Shows all the 'found' folders and their contents. A few were chkdsk garbage, but most showed actual file names.
    So far all the ones I've compared are actually on the drive in...
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    Chkdsk 'found' folders in Windows 10

    In previous versions of windows, I could see the 'found.nnn' folders in file manager after a chkdsk run. And actually look at the data. (Generally useless, but occasionally I found something useful....
  5. Thread: Sync software

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    I'm using GoodSync. If you will go down to my...

    I'm using GoodSync.
    If you will go down to my last update on 'NAS and Win10 backup solution', you can see how I'm using it across a NAS and multiple computers.
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    Final update. Turns out most of the missing...

    Final update.

    Turns out most of the missing files were thumbs.db and desktop.ini files, which kind of makes sense.
    BUT..no where in the documentation or execution of WDSync does it mention that...
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    I have spent the last month trying to get a...

    I have spent the last month trying to get a MyCloud Mirror Gen2 (which was replaced with an EX2) functioning. My problems were with the WDSync software.
    I've now actually got data loaded to it and...
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    Update

    Seems like the large part of the missing files were desktop.ini and thumb.db.
    Funny, no where in the 'documentation (LOL)' was this mentioned. In many e-mails and a couple of phone conversations...
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    Paul: There is a real time module that runs on...

    Paul: There is a real time module that runs on the PC. You set up a sync pair 'folders' (as many as you need) and any changes go to the NAS. Changes on the NAS also go down to the PC.
    One of my...
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    Just an update for anybody that might be...

    Just an update for anybody that might be interested.

    I purchased a Western Digital MyCloudMirror Gen 2 (2 3gb red drives in raid 1), got it about a month ago.

    Looked great. Plugged into router...
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    Yep. Southern Alabama USA. Right now, it's...

    Yep.
    Southern Alabama USA.
    Right now, it's tornados and heavy rain in this part of the country.
    90 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.
    My son-in-law was just transferred down from southern Kentucky,...
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    Just to clarify, the current externals are 1tb...

    Just to clarify, the current externals are 1tb and 90% full. We are actually using smaller drives to store system image copies and restore/recovery files.

    The plan is to put all files and...
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    We currently have 3 externals that we are...

    We currently have 3 externals that we are rotating for backup/offsite. We have them maxed out, so I'm looking at buying 3 more 3tb drives. Looking at the WD unit, price difference would be small....
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    I understand what you are saying about being able...

    I understand what you are saying about being able to take USB drives places and plug them in. I use a laptop with an external pocket sized drive for all my data. It frequently gets used on relatives...
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    The current arrangement is not working well. The...

    The current arrangement is not working well.
    The external backup drive is attached to the desktop, which means that it has to be running to sync up the laptop; or to access any data with the tablets...
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    NAS and Win10 backup solution

    I am in the process of upgrading my daughters computers that she uses from a home business. In the process, I would like to set up a backup solution that doesn't require her to do much of anything....
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    Finally had time to put in the new HDD. Got a...

    Finally had time to put in the new HDD. Got a Recovery screen when tried to boot.
    Will try to redo the clone using your suggestion.
    May be forced to do a complete reinstall, as this version of the...
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    I haven't used either of these. From reading...

    I haven't used either of these. From reading about them, looks like they might have the same problem.
    If what I'm doing works, it will beat Geek Squads (this was a Best Buy purchased computer)...
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    The system wouldn't let me delete the GPT on the...

    The system wouldn't let me delete the GPT on the new drive, so I restored everything but the GPT from the backup, one at a time to the 'free space'.
    The data partition is restoring now.
    Then I'll...
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    I select 'backup' at the drive level. When I...

    I select 'backup' at the drive level.
    When I attempted to 'restore' at the drive level (see capture.png) and select the drive to restore to I get the error (see capture2.png), doesn't let me select...
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    I thought I had selected at the drive level, but...

    I thought I had selected at the drive level, but maybe not.
    Will try that.
    Thanks.
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    Screen clip

    Screen clip
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    Clone Windows 8.1 drive to larger drive.

    I have an Acer Aspire R7 running Win 8.1. This version has a small ssd with 7.46gb and 14.90 gb partions and a 500gb hdd with a 400mb recovery, 300 mb EFI, 18.76 gb Recovery, C and D drives.
    I need...
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    I run Start 8, so the right click didn't work. I...

    I run Start 8, so the right click didn't work.
    I finally found the 'cmd' link under the Windows/System programs in the start menu and ran as 'admin' (would never have thought of that as I am logged...
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    I found three 'dir' on my J drive. found.000 001...

    I found three 'dir' on my J drive. found.000 001 and 002.
    They all 3 has SH for attributes.
    attrib -s J:\found.000 'not resetting hidden file'
    attrib -h J:\found.000 'not resetting system file'...
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