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Quickly make a copy of a hard disk partition in 8 steps with Paragon Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition

same files on both drives

Do you need to make an exact copy of a hard drive partition, but you do not want to spend a lot on software to do it? One good reason for making a exact copy of a  hard drive partition is it is simpler then using copy and paste for multiple folders when you can just copy the entire partition in 8 steps instead of double checking if you copied the folders or not with copy and paste.

Paragon Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition has a very useful settings for users who need to quickly copy an entire drive partition in as few steps as possible within Windows. You can even use Paragon Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition to assign a drive letter in 3 steps. It is a lot easier then using Windows Disk Management since you have to have unallocated space, and manually copy and paste the files in from another partition, but with Paragon Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition it is more automated. You just have to use the built-in wizard.

1. Backup your files just in case something goes wrong like a power outage.

2.Make sure you have enough unallocated space on your drive to copy the partition you want to copy. If your partition is 1 GB then you need at least 1GB of unallocated space.

3. Start Paragon Partition Manager 2010 Free Edition, and select the partion you want to copy, and click the “Copy the selected partition” link.

copy partition

5.Select an area of your drive which is unallocated by clicking on the dull green tealish colour part, and click Next.

Select an area of your drive which is unallocated

6.Adjust the partition settings to your needs. If you are fine with the settings, just click next.

Adjust the partition settings to your needs. If you are fine with the settings, just click next.

7.Adjust the exclude mask settings to your needs. If you are fine with the settings, just click next.

Adjust the settings to your needs or , just click next.

8. Click the Finish button, and the apply button on the main window.

Finish

If you want to add a drive letter to your newly created partition, just right click the newly created partion, and pick Assign drive letter.

Assign drive letter

Pick a drive letter,  and click yes. Click the apply button on the main window.

pick a drive letter, click yes

Now you should have a new partition in Windows which has the same contents in both of the partition.

same files on both drives

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