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Old 05-03-2006, 03:06 AM
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Question Can I Clone My Hardrive to an External Drive Already Containing Files On IT?

[FONT=Georgia]hi, i would appreciate your help. Currently i have an ibook g3 with a 250gig Lacie Extreme External Drive. The Thing is, It already had files on it which i need to keep. I tried using lacie silver lining to copy files but gave up as i went from error to error(73 and 50). I just got a new G4 powerbook and I wanted to be able to copy some of my existing program applications and files so i can upload them to my new mac. my ibooks optical drive doesn't work so i can neither make copied or otherwise use the cd-rw. I am not sure if i need to partition the external drive in order to complete the cloning operation Nor If I can do so without lloosing anything. I need it for work so it's important nothing be lost or corrupted. Can I partition the lacie even though it already has stuff on it? And if I need to partion it (which I am not sure i can do) How do i do this? Or does the drive have to be Clean with nothing on it?? Thanks in advance for all and any advise. I love My Macs but I only learned to use them recently so I'm kind of a Newbie and i have never done anything like this before!
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