Last year, someone here recommended Linux based PartedMagic on a bootable USB stick. I would like to make a USB stick bootable again, but this time, I want a utility on the USB stick that I can use to copy files to/from my hard drive and another USB drive. (In case my hard drive completely fails before I get my new one in a couple of weeks, and also to recover a few files from an even older failed drive.)
I used UnetBootin last time, which is just for Linux, I believe, so if I can't use that to create the bootable drive, please tell me how!
I'm not very familiar with Linux, but Linux or not, I'd like a graphic-"y" user interface for ease/quickness of use.
It would be nice if I could have a utility that would also do partitioning if I need it, or if that's not possible, to have 2 utilities on the same bootable USB drive, one for file copying/deleting/etc. and one for partitioning. PartedMagic worked great for me in the past.
I only want free solutions.
Please recommend software and tell me how to set it up or where to find the instructions.