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Winclone allows you to easily image your bootcamp partition on your Mac. Whether you need to change the size of the bootcamp partition to give more space to your Mac or PC, or migrating the data from one bootcamp partition to another, Winclone makes it easy. Just select the bootcamp volume and create the image. Then restore the image to a bootcamp partition. Couldn't be easier.

Version 3.7/4.0
Developer Twocanoes
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[ Ed]EdAnonymous 22 Feb 2012 04:25

Sounds like with the latest Lion version 10.7.3, Winclone stopped working again.
Any help please ! :-(


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[ Mauricio]MauricioAnonymous 26 Feb 2012 00:54

Hi guys, Winclone worked great for me, here is what I did :

My laptop config :

Macbook Aire 11" late 2011.
OS X 10.7.3
Windows 7 partition is NTFS and was originally created with bootcamp, of course.
Windows 7 partition of 20 GB to be expanded to 35 GB
When I created the Windows 7 partition I also created a bootable instance with all the Apple latest software in a USB stick as suggested by bootcamp (I used it when restoring my Winclone image, you will see why).

Ok, first :
I created a Winclone image using Winclone 2.3.3, please read other comments to above or below to find download links.
Before creating the image, I Deselected (did not select) all options under Winclone Preferences, except for the radio button "Use Mountable Disk Image Format (dog)"
Then I created the Winclone image and chose to store it in an external HD. (took more than an hour, so be patient).

Second :
I repartitioned my Internal HD using Disk Utility (OS X) in order to have just one patrician again instead of two (OS X and Windows). The Windows partition was wipped out.
I restarted OS X, just in case. Verified that I had only one partition. Ok.

Third :
I used Disk Utility again. This time I created a new partition (35 GB) and deleted FAT32 as file system. (don't worry, won´t affect)

Fourth :
I started Winclone again and restored my Winclone image to the new partition (took about 1 hr.), Be patient.

Fifth :
I restarted the laptop (and hold option key, of course) so to be able to chose to boot from windows. I did. I received an error message from Windows regarding the size of the volume and other stuff.
Turned off the laptop with the ON/OFF button.
Inserted the USB stick with the bootable instance of Windows (remember?) Ok.
Started laptop and chose to boot from the USB stick. The process starts as if to install windows again, but DO NOT, just go forward the first two or three screens and eventually you will be presented with an option to REPAIR Windows, Choose That One.
Windows will start a repair process, does not take too long, and will restart.
Hold Option key again at restart so you can choose to boot from Windows (not the USB stick, but the normal windows that you installed with Winclone).
You are done, everything is working fine, at least in my case.
Detach the USB key through windows procedures.

I hope this helps. For me Winclone is working On Lion, no doubt. But there are many parameters involved so be carful and I wish you luck.

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[ Clay]ClayAnonymous 26 Feb 2012 03:39

If you need to use this application, there's a pretty good chance you do not have the newest / latest version(s) of Mac OS… because you probably don't need to make a clone as soon as you get a new computer… Is there a version of this tool for OSX 10.5.8 ?

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EdgarEdgarAnonymous 28 Feb 2012 23:28

WINCLONE IS BACK!!! Under new owner Tim Perfitt .

I'm go ahead and purchase this tool to support development of it right away. Just $19.99 and not the $80 or so crap that Paragon crap rapes people with.

Checkout the articles:

I'm getting excited!

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[ JUSTIN]JUSTINAnonymous 29 Feb 2012 02:46

DO YOU GUYS EVEN KNOW THAT WINCLONE IS BACK???? version 3.0 fully compatible by lion ,still developed by two canoes software for only $19.99!!!!!! heres the link:

our prayers have been answered!!!

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[ Dave]DaveAnonymous 17 Sep 2012 19:40

Unfortunately and for reasons I can't understand, FAT32 is no longer supported with Winclone. I have a FAT32 bootcamp partition I use to run XP, mostly from VMWare. I use Winclone to back up this partition. I was forced to upgrade Winclone when I moved from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, and after doing so then learned that Winclone no longer supports FAT32. So I'm screwed.

I am reading up on converting FAT32 partitions to NTFS, but it's not clear what recourse I have if this fails, whether VMWare Fusion will still be able to read the partition, etc.

This was a most unwelcome turn of events. Any suggestions?

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[ Frank]FrankFrank_r 08 Jan 2012 10:52

RE: WinClone stopped - disk full

Guys, I seek your advice as I tried to clone my Win7 partition, made the mistake of moving the "image" onto my own HDD and I ran out of space.

I stopped it when pressing on the error message and waited for more then 1-hour if something might happen, but nothing did and I closed the program and restarted.

After that, when booting to OS, I only get white screen; windows starts without any problems.

Two questions (I'm new to Mac OS but managed Windows quite well over the years);

1) How do I restore my OS that it starts properly again (insert CD or rescue partition)?

2) Is my Win7 partition still intact after transfer image failed or is its starting from both locations now?

Would be very grateful for your help.


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Manfred PfeifferManfred PfeifferAnonymous 18 Jan 2012 02:21

Everything worked for me - migrating to a bigger SSD Drive - and I just wanted to communicate how grateful I am for the work done. It saved me time and saved me from hassle and stress. THANK YOU!!!!

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[ David]DavidAnonymous 18 Jan 2012 04:07

I moved from a MacBook Pro to a MacBook Air and I'm trying to restore my winclone image to the new Boot Camp partition I created. The Boot Camp partition is larger (40GB) than my image (30GB), but the restore fails even under Bubba's 2.3.3. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, so here is the end of my log file:

=====restoring image from disk image=============

"/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsclone" —rescue -f -f -f -O "/dev/disk0s4" /dev/disk4 1>&2
ntfsclone v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0)
ERROR(22): Opening '/dev/disk4' as NTFS failed: Invalid argument
Apparently device '/dev/disk4' doesn't have a valid NTFS. Maybe you selected
the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)?
return value of "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsclone" —rescue -f -f -f -O "/dev/disk0s4" /dev/disk4 1>&2 is 256

"/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsclone" —rescue -f -f -f -O "/dev/disk0s4" /dev/disk4 1>&2 did not complete successfully
cleaning up: Mounting Disk
Volume BOOTCAMP on /dev/disk0s4 mounted

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[ Cassandra]CassandraAnonymous 23 Jan 2012 00:22

Thank you sooo much…this just saved me oodles of time. =)

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[ David]DavidAnonymous 25 Jan 2012 19:07

Just wondering if anyone can help me with the problem I posted on January 17? Please?

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[ Mike Boreham]Mike BorehamAnonymous 29 Jan 2012 18:59

Just made an image of a Windows 7 x 64 test Bootcamp partition (not on a dedicated HD) in my Mac Pro running 10.7.2. This all with Winclone 2.3.3

Restored it for three different scenarios:

1. Straight back onto the partition where the original had been.
2. Wiped the drive on which the original had been, recreated the Bootcamp partition with Boot Camp Assistant and restored to that.
3. Restored to a boot camp partition on a completely different HD.

All three restores were completely successful.

Make sure you disable Paragon's NTFS for Mac driver before imaging if you have it installed.

Looks like Winclone is back…thanks Bubba…will be donating.

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[ ]Mike Boreham 29 Jan 2012 19:15

I see the "donate" links all go to Two Canoes and don't work. Am I missing something?

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[ Mike Boreham]Mike BorehamAnonymous 02 Feb 2012 17:07

After my successful tests on 29th Jan, I am afraid I have to report two restore failures in further testing.

The three successful restores in the initial post were all imaging and restoring a partition on a drive which also had a mac partition. This is obviously representative of the normal use of Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro

When I use Winclone to image the Bootcamp volume on my Mac Pro, where it is on a dedicated drive, the restore fails to boot each time, with a message about autocheck not being found and skipping, ending with a blue screen.

I tried twice, the second time after running CHKDSK before imaging.

In the successful restores on 29th Jan, on first boot CHKDSK ran automatically. It seems on these tow unsuccessful restores as if it is trying to run CHKDSK but can't do it.

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