Is there an easier/smarter way to solve this problem?
I have a few hard disks, the 1st one has c:, d: and e: partitions, the c: partition contains only OS (W XP PRO) and swap file. The programs are installed into d:\Program Files and e:\Program Files.
What I need to do is to backup the full c: partition and Program Files folders from the other two partitions.
The only solution I see is to make Ghost image of the c:, d: and e: partitions (separately) and then use Ghost Image Explorer to remove all except Program Files from the last two image files (*). The problem is, shall I be able to restore only the Program Files without destroying the other data on d: and e: partitions?
However, that would take too much time to first create image of everything and then to strip everything but Program Files from two of the images.
I've tried to use Volkov Commander (+NTFS Dos Pro 5.0) to copy Program Files to the another hard disk but I got an Exception :-/
All my hard disks are NTFS formatted (250+250+250+500+40 GB). 500 GB hard disk is the destination for the backup files.
I would appreciate any smarter solution.
I do not want to make image/live state from within the Windows, I would prefer the solution to boot some image creation tool/folder backup tool and make a backup from out of the OS.