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Creating a HDD Copy of Backup CDs

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    We have over 3 hundred CDs over the past 6 years with data for our previous jobs. We work in a printing company and have to refer to the old files quite often.

    I am trying to backup all of these CDs to a new 2TB Hard Drive. I have been taking the CDs, one at a time, and dragging its contents onto my hard drive. These seemingly backed up properly, until we tried to get something we needed.

    The file is supposed to be a Quark file.
    The file is coming up as an .exe file that doesn't actually do anything. When we restore it from the original CDs, it works properly.

    Any ideas on why this would happen?


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    Re: Creating a HDD Copy of Backup CDs

    No idea, but as an option to copying content, consider making each CD into an ISO, which can be mounted as a virtual optical drive rather than files in the file system.

    There are plenty of free (and paid for) ISO makers -- I like MagicISO but there are many others.
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      Re: Creating a HDD Copy of Backup CDs

      Theres also "Folder2ISO" which allows you to create a .iso from a directory tree, which is really handy
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