Can I Copy My Entire C Drive to an External Hard Drive?

I need to copy my entire C drive to an external hard drive for some reason but I don't know if it is workable. Or, how can I do this successfully? Please show me the way, thanks!

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Melissa Lee· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

Yes, you can copy your entire C drive to an external hard drive. The best way to do so is to clone your entire C drive. To make the process easier for you, you can try a third-party software, EaseUS Disk Copy. With this tool, you can copy the entire C drive with one click. Download it before copying.

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For Windows 11/10/8/7

More reasons for choosing this software:

  • Upgrade hard drive without losing data
  • Clone a drive with bad sectors
  • Clone an old HDD/SSD to a new computer
  • Transfer data from one drive to another
  • Create a complete backup for instant restore

How to copy the entire C drive to an external hard drive with EaseUS Disk Copy:

Step 1. Choose the disk you want to clone as the source disk under Disk Mode and click Next.

Step 2. Choose another disk as the destination disk. When a message appears warning you that data will be lost, please confirm this message by clicking OK and then clicking Next.

Step 3. Check the disk layout of the two disks. You can also manage the disk layout of the destination disk by selecting Autofit the disk, Copy as the source, or Edit disk layout

Step 4. Click Proceed, and the tool will execute the task immediately.

Related article: How to Clone C Drive to External Hard Drive with Best Disk Cloning Software

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For Windows 11/10/8/7

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