Asking the BBS hive mind to help with their joint wisdom in the arcane arts of computer science:
I need a (preferably free) hard disk transfer utility. The old disk is on its last legs and the new hard-drive is coming today. For once, I managed to actually acquire a new drive before the old one went kaput from entropy; this means, of course, that I’ve never had to install a new drive and actually copy over everything from the old drive while still keeping the directories from pitching a fit.
Relevant computer info:
Running Windows 7, 64 bit.
System disc is C drive, SSD, 240 GB; installed in February when the old C drive went kaput.
Backup disc is D drive, 2 TB, using the Windows backup utility.
File disc is E drive, 1 TB; has all the music, personal files, video, games, etc, and is the one being replaced.
Replacing D drive is next on the list, although it gets spun up less, so there should hopefully be less wear and tear.