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Moving Compressed Hard Drive

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I have a system with Win 95 OSR2, one hard drive using Fat32, and no compression.  I have another older hard drive that I have moved to the OSR2 system.  The older hard drive was the first hard drive in a system.  It has Win 95 (not OSR2) but was using file compression.  What can I do to access files in the compressed volume of the old hard drive. I want to copy them to the Fat32 drive before reforming the old drive.  i.e. What can I do to enable the OSR2 system to recognize the files in the compressed volume.  I do not want to use compression on either hard drive when I am finished.
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Install the second (old drive as slave) Boot into windows,  go to a dos window and use xcopy.  the command line should be like this:

c:>xcopy d: /e /r /y /h c:\1drive

this will copy all of the files from the old drive to a directory in the c: drive

I may be wrong about the command line paramaters If so just reject this as an answer and I'm sure there are other experts that can give you the right command line :)

Bill
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acutaly I have the command line writen down at work so if this doesn't work let me know



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once you have the drives installed and can boot to the one you want to keep use drivespace or what ever compression program to mount the compressed drive.
 once it it's mounted you can access it and copy or move files from explore.
 then uncompress and reformat the drive with you compression progam.
 if that is helpful great if not let me know.
 good luck
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