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Useful tool for backing up phone's SD card...

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by shrink57, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member
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    I was looking for a Windows based tool that can make a complete backup image of my SD card (just didn't want to lose 13gb worth of photos and music). I tried the native Windows backup program, Ghost, and just about every other backup solution with no luck. I did run into a free program called "USB Image Tool" and it does just what I need. Once you mount your SD card on your phone, this little program will allow you to create an IMG image and also has restore functions. It is located at:
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/USB-Image-Tool.shtml

    Hope some of you find this useful...
     

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  2. (G)

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    What's the difference between what you're doing and simply using Windows Explorer to copy the SD card to a folder on your hard drive?
     
  3. negreenfield

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    Not answering for him completely but it sounds to me like this creates 1 image file of your backup, possibly compressing it as well?

    Seems like this would also be useful if you have more music or movies than your card can handle and want to have different images for different types of media you'd like to put on the SD card.
     
  4. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member
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    I like the program because the image file preserves all the files original states (don't know if Android uses hidden or read only files on the sd card) and it is a simple 1 step solution for backing up and restoring. I also find this program useful for backing my thumb drives. Just a personal preference.
     

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