• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1473
  • Last Modified:

DD.exe command line in Window 7


I am using dd.exe for Window 7. I'm trying to copy image file from 1 hard drive to another hard drive but the problem that I had I wasn't b able to copy folders from source drive.

This is the command that I used:

dd.exe --localwrt if=[source] of=[destination path]\"nameofyourimagefile".image

Open in new window

Can anyone provide me with the command that allow me to copy "WHOLE" hard drive to another hard drive?? The source HD data from 10 to 80 gb.

Thank you
  • 2
3 Solutions
Raheman M. AbdulSenior Infrastructure Support Analyst & Systems DeveloperCommented:
Raheman M. AbdulSenior Infrastructure Support Analyst & Systems DeveloperCommented:
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
If you are running the o/s from the operating system that you are trying to copy it simply will not work. file permissions and files in use will stop the process. You can use the acronis free utility from seagate Disk Wizard
yes..copying the data from one HDD to another is not good,its slow and lot of issues..try any disk / sector level copy utility like the one suggested above
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Python 3 Fundamentals

This course will teach participants about installing and configuring Python, syntax, importing, statements, types, strings, booleans, files, lists, tuples, comprehensions, functions, and classes.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now