Ghost is great if you learn to use it properly. You can't store your data on the same volume you're restoring your ghost image to. that's probably why you lost your data. southernlady instead of storing your data in several places you could place your data into a separate volume on your hard disk for storing only data (video, text, music, etc).
It didn't trash MY computer and I was following the directions TO the letter and so was my husband. Btw, he has his certification in as a Preinstillation Specialist . I am a log reader here and we have our own business building computers.
I was *ghosting* MY O/S to my husband's computer and all our backup files were on the slave drive that was in one of our computers. Nothing messed up MY computer but it trashed his. So we left mine alone til his was up and running again.
I remember now why we were doing it. I wanted to get the dual boot OFF my computer without having to reformat and the only way I could figure out how to do that was to ghost it over to his, clean my master disk, and then ghost it back. So that means I had the slave drive. And I had taken everything that I wanted to be sure and save and put it on the slave drive. Too bad I hadn't done that to the most recent files of his, cause he lost a few things, not many but a few. Liz
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