Copying Hard Drive?

I'd like to know, is there any way to copy EVERYTHING from my computer hardrive (this one) and put it on another harddrive, BUT still in this "tower"? As in, I just like swap out the drives. This comp's HD is 70gig, but my other ones 220 gigs. I want to keep all my programs and such, but I want to put it on a bigger HD. Any suggestions? and please please please! let it be freeware. I just love it. Also, I am using XP, and so is the other computer with the bigger HD, but for some reason, the other computer has bigger icons and not as good a quality.

Posted by wolf555hound 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Not a bug -- Direct copy of my website page on Instructable

I just found this page on Instructables whose text is a direct copy from my website.The Instructable page is page is user who "contributed" it is no longer an active member, apparently. Her pictures were decent, but I would like attribution for my work if possible.

Posted by JanAndrea 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Does Instructables have a policy or consensus on plagiarism?

I was going through all (yes, all) of the I'bles tagged in the Science category (to help populate the Physics Group) and ran across the following:Build Levitation Device. published by ermak777 on 12 Feb 2008.Build Levitation Device. published by kinofanat on 14 May 2008.The duplication is quite astonishing, right down to the typos in the description of the video. I've flagged the later edition as "Inappropriate", to help staff find it.

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Pasting from Word

I discovered that if I write a post in Word and paste it into a comment box, it destroys the paragraphs and sentences by splitting them onto various lines as shown in the image. I took this block of text from the Tesla Wiki, pasted it into word, then copied and pasted it into a comment box. It looks fine until you actually click the "make comment" button. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Plagiarism fix - add another option to the flagging feature

An instructable was recently featured wherein many of the viewers of this instructable recognized the images from a different Author, and no credit to the name of the original author. I tried to flag it for admin, but there are only "Wrong Category", "Inappropriate", "Incomplete", or "Spam" as options to flag with. Although I don't want to add more work to your plate, I think if the community can flag a directly plagiarized ibble, that would be best. Here are the posts:  Original by KaptainSkarlet: Copycat: I think keeping the Instructables community free to copy is fine, but not direct ripping of the same images another author used. And not without crediting the author. Thanks!

Posted by Printy 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Instructables, Contests and Copying

Copying and rehash are not things often regarded as good for do-it-yourself communities, yet Instructables is currently quite accepting of things that would fit under this umbrella and in some cases even sponsor it. I hope to convince the administrators that new rules need to come into play--particularly with regard to competitions. I'll discuss why unoriginal projects are a problem, lay out the causes of this and present some solutions that the administration could pursue. Copying is a problem for Instructables because making your own example of someone else's creation with no alterations does not advance development at all. In many cases, these copies even infringe on copyrights. In competitions, such as ones on Instructables, copied projects can become popular and even eclipse original designs; this discourages originality. An author might ask himself why he should bother investing time researching and developing a project when he could just as easily locate an existing design and copy it instead. In many cases, the causes of copying can be innocent, such as when a child who posts his friend's favorite paper airplane design (which actually originates out of a copyrighted book, for instance). While innocent, this action still proves unhealthy to the DIY community. There are also less innocent types of copying as well; such as those who knowingly steal creations and post photographs or links to media of creations not of their own design. While this latter type is less prevalent on Instructables than places like YouTube, it still occurs due to embedding. To discourage unoriginality and encourage advancement, Instructables staff should make a few changes to how entries are looked at as far as appropriateness goes, as well as what gets featured or judged a winner in contests. Projects that are not original should be recognized as such. It might be appropriate to outright disqualify an entry or issue it a penalty or rank reduction in judging. It is not advisable to feature unoriginal designs. These sort of steps could encourage people to contribute rather than copy. I hope I have inspired thought in others regarding this. I have talked about the problems of copying, why it happens and how it might be addressed--hopefully it is.

Posted by OrigamiAirEnforcer 3 years ago | last reply 4 months ago

Copy a eprom

Hello Is it possible to copy a eprom?

Posted by Popstickal 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How to make a portable copy stand?

I will be traveling in South America and need to bring a portable copy stand setup to photograph a book. Has anyone made a portable copy stand?

Asked by lulubug 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How to copy a picture from Instructables library

I found a picture I have in my library and would like to copy it to go into a different Instructable. How do I do that. I have tried to copy and paste, copy link and do a search, baffled! Thanks

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

how to copy data from a CD that shows cyclic redundancy error while copying?

 i wanted to copy some data from a CD but while copying, it showed a cyclic redundancy error. can anyone suggest any way that i can copy the data from that CD?

Asked by para p 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How to copy any microcrontroller ic?

Want to copy microcontrollers used in different circuis.  

Asked by sanjaydc 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Copy and paste in EAGLE

When creating a schematic in eagle, in a step by step instructions how do you copy and paste multiple components and nets all at once?

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Copy record to CD programs

Asked by Steve Buck 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

copy paste and select all does not work

I cant even use the delete button  only the backspace. Cant copy or paste text How am I supposed to write and edit>

Posted by chrisayad 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Copy VHS to DVD?

This if for my own use.  I have a number of old VHS tapes that I want to copy to DVD.s.  Space is of the essance.

Asked by Bayougolfer 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Copy and Improve

Just Like on thingiverse I think people should have options to make their own copies and improvements of Instructables. People should be able to flag instructables as copies or improvements in case the author didn't realize and when you are browsing instructables the copies should have their own tab like videos and slideshows so that they don't get in the way.

Posted by Audey 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Killerk copies

Are all killerk copies really killerk copies? most people have never even heard of him. does that mean every tube, block trigger list type gun is a copy? most people would say yes, others would say no and the rest would not even care. so are they really that bad, because I've seen some killerk copies that are better than killerks . Are all knex guns that bad?

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Does anyone have a copy of half life they want to give to a credit cardless gamer?

I kinda wanna copy...and if you give me a copy i will play half life co op with you...please?

Asked by builderkidj 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Kingdom Heart [Disney] copied a little bit from Final Fantasy and Pokemon copied a little bit from Final Fantasy.

Kingdom Heart [Disney] and Pokemon [Game Freak] copied Final Fantasy [Square Enix] a little bit.

Posted by wat. 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How do you make hi quality copies of your photos?

Howdy,I'm trying to copy a few of my photos that I have used in an Instructable and I can't work out how to save a hi res copy. Is there any way that you can save a copy of the original sized photo that was used in the 'ible? If so, could you please let me know how.TaLonesoulsurfer

Asked by lonesoulsurfer 4 months ago | last reply 4 months ago

Can i copy an NDS game ?

Hi, Can I copy an NDS game from the original card onto  R4 card ? If it can be done how ?

Asked by donewalking 9 years ago

Feature request - copy step.

Could you add the ability to copy a step from one instructable to another? For instance, I do a lot of work with the ATtiny chips. Each instructable has the same instructions telling how to load the chip definitions into the Arduino IDE and program the chip. Without this the instructable would be incomplete, and it is a lot of work to copy it every time. Thank you JRV31

Posted by JRV31 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Are you allowed to copy contents

Hi, I just glanced through the Terms and Conditions and I am trying to understand if people are allowed to copy authors contents on this site, to published on places like my blog. Or do you need a written consent from Instructables. Thank you

Posted by Genstry 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Copy a specific directory in batch?

I am working on a batch file to back up specific folders, the directory is layed out lime this: Main Folder>saves>world1>etc                                      world2>etc                                      world3>etc Basically, I need a command to copy "world1" or whatever folder it is, but the entire thing, not just the contents. If I copy it to the desktop, it just copies the contents, I want it to directly copy the directory and subdirectories, so that it would show in the target area as "world1". How do I do this with xcopy?

Asked by XOIIO 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

ipod device

How to copy a file from CD to ipod without the use of computer?

Asked by vicky.s1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Whatzitcalled? copy drawing bigger or smaller.

Also used with a router.

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

How can I play copied games on my PS3 ?

My PS3 is not chipped ... How can I play copied games on it  without chipping it ? 

Asked by Dougle 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" your Instructables for our scouting blog?? Answered

Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" the Instructables to our Indonesian scouting blog? What should we do then? I'm an officer of Hizbul Wathan Scouting Organization of the Muhammadiyah in Indonesia. Frankly speaking, we have no fund to start big, but we would like to disseminate your ideas.

Asked by tauhid 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


I have made a program in and I am ready to publish it. The problem that I have is that I want to copy the program(while unpublished) that I created and publish one of the two copies made  and keep other one(unpublished copy) for reference and modifications. I dont want to remake the whole project and save it with a different name Please Help I am new to programming

Asked by MYawar 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

how to build light box for copying old 35mm transparencies?


Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

A member is copying other member's instructables

hstough101 appears to be copying other members instructables and posting them as his own.  His instructable "Dome Lights" uses the same photo I posted in  His other two instructables have photos that look very familiar as well.

Posted by knife141 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Is my instructable copied? [SOLVED] Answered

I was wondering is my instructables copied here:  Or am i missing something? Here is my instructable  Would be gratefull if you would answer

Asked by CreativeCreator 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

How do I copy a cassette tape to a compact disk? Answered

I have a cassette tape that I would like to copy to a cd's any ideas on how to do this?

Asked by geohilerybrown 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

how do you transfer a b/w copy of a photo to paper??

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Blood Copy

So, the last forum topic i put in was about a site called blood copy, it was about vampires and a weird fake blood Supposedly for "vampires" being sent to people in the mail, called True Blood. Turns out this was a huge marketing scam advertising a new TV series Called True Blood

Posted by pyro13 10 years ago

Batch file to copy files

Some body help me to create batch file which can copy files from a folder one by one into many folders. For example if one folder has 10 files then I have to copy those files (one in each) in each subdirectory of a given directory.

Posted by Code name MS 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

I need help copying this circuit. Answered

I need help copying this circuit so that i can experiment with it using microphones and speakers and cameras and screens. If somebody could identify the components that would be magnificent. i just need to know whats on there so i can copy it. I mostly need to know what those black things are.

Asked by budhaztm 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

how can i burn a dvd?

Dvd copying freeware, copy protection burning, software free

Asked by thomasj_w 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

where can u buy chips for ps2 for reading copied games??

Asked by bam21 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Copying from from other sites... ugh

I would like to help New people be more aware of the "no copying" rule... I just saw an instructable that had all pictures, instructions, and parts list from another site.Just don;t copy, it's not cool.

Posted by Spedy 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

90 copies of the newsletter?

I seem to have recieved approximately 90 copies of the most recent newletter in my email over the last couple of days. The headers and routing all look legitimate, is there a problem with the email send stuff? Gene

Posted by egbertfitzwilly 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Is there a way to copy an instructable?

I want to make a series of tablesaw sleds of various types. They all start with the same basic sled. Rather than refer people to another ible, I want to just copy the whole thing. Is there a way to do this? Is there a "Save as?"

Asked by Marsh 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

How can I copy morningstar or gimme lean veggie sausage?


Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

FREE DOWNLOAD The Boy Electrician Scroll down to the electronics section on the above link, for a copy of The Boy Electrician, its a 40-Mb PDF download. Its not a great scan, but is readable. My copy right adviser has said The Boy Electrician copyright expired and was never renewed, new new material included with a copy, can be protected. This copy seems to be okay. As for my copy, I got the go ahead, and will be taking my time to do a really clean scan before I upload it to the Internet Archive, however, before that, I might upload the above mentioned copy as a stop-gap measure.

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

how do i copy my vedios onto a cd to view it on a cd/dvd player?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Instructables Stolen Word For Word, Picture For Picture From Authors on Other Sites

This Instructable, as Ranie-K pointed out, is an exact copy of this by someone else on another site (who wrote it at an earlier date). While the author did credit the original author they didn't bother to take their own pictures or write their own instructions. They copied the original author's exact instructions and even used the original author's photos. The same is true of their other Instructable, which seems to be copied from here. This doesn't seem fair.

Posted by M3G 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Can't copy and paste.

I cannot copy and paste on this site. I noticed this when replying to a comment to one of my Instruactables: Knex 'Puzzle' Ball lift. (now I need to manually type the URL) I am using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. EDIT I have swapped to Google Chrome and I do not have the problem.

Posted by mathsboy314 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago