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Backing up Bootcamp

Winclone icon

One thing I some times worry about, is how to make a backup of my Mac’s Bootcamp partition. there are some sites that give you details; but they all point back to a app called WinClone:


If you want to make a quick clone of your bootcamp partition, or you want to migrate your bootcamp partition to a different machine, Winclone makes it a breeze. Winclone will create an image of your Windows partition, and allow you to quickly restore it to get you back up and running quickly.

For this you will need both WinClone and NTFSprogs; they are both free; (At the time of writing WinClones official site is dead).

First install NTFSprogs; this little app allows your mac to talk to NTFS partitions; (this will not work on FAT32) then run WinClone:

Win Clone Disk Backup

And that is that; while you cant get Time Machine to back up your Bootcamp Partition natively, you can back up images of it.

Apparently you can also use WinClone to change the size of your Bootcamp partition.


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