Copy Partition (Clone Partition)

PartitionGuru support copying a whole partition to another partition. PartitionGuru provide the following three different copying method:

1. Copy all sectors. Copy all sectors of the source partition (or volume) from beginning to end in sequence to target partition (or volume). It will not considering whether there is any valid data in the source sectors. This copy method may copy a big quantity of invalid data. Then it will take more time. This is the most complete copying mode, it will copy all the data from the source partition to the target partition in full exactly. It requires that the size of the target partition must be exactly same as the source partition.
2. Copy all valid sectors according to the layout of the file system. Copy the data from the source partition (or volume) to the target partition exactly according to the file system structure. After the copy finished, the structure of target partition will be exactly same as the source partition. This copy method excluded the invalid sectors during the copy process. It only copy the valid sectors, the copy speed is highest. It also requires the size of the target partition must be exactly same as the source partition.
3. Copy all files. According to the file system layout of the source partition (or volume), copy all the files and other related data from the source partition to target. While copying, the files copied to the target partition will be rearranged and the target file system will have no fragments. The copying speed is fast. And it do not requires that the size of the target partition be same as the source partition. It only requires that the size of the target partition bigger than the total used size of the source partition.

To start copy partition, click the menu "Tools" -> "Copy Partition", or right click the mouse button and select "Copy Partition" from the context menu. PartitionGuru will show the following dialogue box:

Copy Partition Dialog

At the same time, PartitionGuru will pop up a dialog box for selecting a source and a target partition. As the following:

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

Note that all files on target partition will be overwritten! PartitionGuru will try to lock the partition after the "OK" button is pressed. If the source partition could not be locked (mostly because the source partition is system partition or PartitionGuru is installed in this partition), PartitionGuru will show a message box like the following:

Lock Warnning

If you want to copy the partition without locking, click "Yes" to start.

copying Partition Process

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