Ottawa PC Users' Group, Inc.
Drive Copy Evaluation
by Theodore A. May
All in all, Powerquest's Drive Copy is a very useful
program. One restriction: the licence allows using the
software only on one computer and the hard drive(s)
permanently attached to it.
I used Drive Copy to copy my smaller (3GB) hard (source)
drive to a larger 8.4 GB hard (target) drive.
First, I ran Scandisk to fix any problems on the
source drive. Then I tried to copy the partitions onto
the target drive. It did not work! It said the OS/2
Extended Attributes file was corrupt. It took me quite a
while to find a disk with ATTRIB.EXE on it that allowed
me to reset the file (EA DATA.SF) attributes to none and
then delete the file. Then it was easy to copy the
There is one thing that you should know: if you don't
want the partitions expanded to fill the new drive, then
use the "Selective Partition Copy" selection
instead of the "Entire Drive to Drive Copy"
option. That way, you can set the new size of each of the
partitions that you are going to copy: even all the
partitions on the drive.
The functions of Drive Copy are included with the more
expensive Powerquest software, Drive
Proprietary package from PowerQuest
Web site: http://www.powerquest.com
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