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Help! Made a mess of my data after cloning Win to SSD

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February 7, 2011 4:14:58 PM

So, first I cloned my windows partition to my new SSD-disk, changed boot priority in bios and it worked. Done and done I thought... But a few weeks after (today) I just realized I had done something very stupid.

Turns out that the new SSD-disk from which I am running windows on (active & primary) had received the letter E:
The old one which I never deleted ( :sleep:  ) kept having C:.

This means that every shortcut (linking to C:)  I run opened up the program from the C: drive.
Every configuration or update I made using that program was stored in C: right? Now I got the system configurations on E: and some other programs on C: :D 

Can I do something about this? Some sort of program that replaces files on E: with the same files on C: only if C: has a newer file version? And something that finds the files that only exists on C: but not E:


/ Aron

February 8, 2011 7:05:22 PM

Hmm maybe a mod could move this to the application sub-forum?
a b G Storage
February 8, 2011 8:17:53 PM

cloning to a ssd is usually a bad idea .
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February 16, 2011 8:13:10 PM

How come?
February 21, 2011 12:08:07 AM

Hi noar11, first off do you still have the original drive connected? if so disconnect the original drive that showing as the C: drive then reboot and go into the bios, set the SSD as the main boot drive. save your settings and reboot, it should now pickup the SSD drive as your C: drive. once you have done that reconnect the old drive and it will be reassigned a new drive letter.