Clone Deleted Files?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jcollins, May 18, 2009.

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  1. jcollins

    jcollins Registered Member

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    I have ver 9.5 workstation.
    When cloning to a USB attached drive, does it also clone deleted files? I'm trying to recover a lost file.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. fungus

    fungus Registered Member

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    It might if you click the "clone all sectors" or whatever it is named. This copies all sectors, even unused ones. If it actually does this, it might do what you want.

    Fungus
     
  3. Anduge

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    Is it possible to undo Acronis image cloning?

    I was cloning the hard drive and instead of cloning the source to the destination, I cloned the drive which was supposed to be the destination drive to the source drive. Is it possible to undo this, because I really want that data I lost.

    pls help.
     
  4. shieber

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    Re: Is it possible to undo Acronis image cloning?

    Sorry but cloning is not undoable as it overwrites a disk with new data.

    This is one of hte reasons that doing a Backup is better than cloning. It greatly limits the risk of making this kind of mistake.

    Also, for this very reason, before clong it is adviable to make a backup of the source disk just in case one goes up the down staircase, as it were.



     
  5. jcollins

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    Thank you for your reply. I ran a test yesterday afternoon. It does clone everything including deleted files.

    Shieber,
    "Up the down staircase" I like that.
     
  6. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    That's good to know.

    I never do clones so can anybody give me a comparison of time to do a disk clone vs doing a whole disk image?

    Is the clone time similar to a sector-by-sector copy or is it different?

    What I'm trying to determine is whether or not a clone pays any attention to any of the info that might be in the MFT (which still has info about deleted files, they are just marked deleted).
     
  7. jcollins

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    The clone was about 20 gig. It took a little over one hour. It preserved the create/modify dates on all files, including deleted.
     
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