Files to delete when imaging a system.

Such as when you use the GHOST disk imaging product.  This is a revision of a post I wrote back in November 2009, and it’s about time to update it.

So here is the revised list I files I delete when I GHOST/image a system:

Directories to clean up:
%TEMP%
%PROGRAM FILES%\CA\eTrust\Debug

%PROGRAM FILES%\CA\SharedComponents\PPPPRealtime\Logs
%PROGRAM FILES%\CA\SharedComponents\PPPPRealtime\Logs
%PROGRAM FILES%\CA\SharedComponents\ScanEngine\Logs

%WINDIR%\CSC
%WINDIR%\PREFETCH
%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CCM\LOGS
%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE

Files to delete
386Spart.par
Amizvsus.pmf
Dos data.sf
Ghost.dta
Hiberfil.sys
Hibrn8.dat
Hybern8
Navsysl.dat
Navsysr.dat
Pagefile.sys
Pm_hiber.bin
Save2dsk.bin
Saveto.dsk
Spart.par
Swapper.dat
Toshiber.dat
Virtpart.dat
Win386.swp
%WINDIR%\dpinst.log
%WINDIR%\INF\SYSSETUP.PNF
%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\*.EVT

Other
System Restore Points.
The best, and safest way I have found to clear the System Restore cache is to
a) Turn it off, click ok on the “System Restore is going to delete it’s restore points” and then
b) Turn it back on.

40 programs to copy and clone your hard drive

This is an update of version 2 of this post with the following additions:
Acronis Disk Director, Acronis TrueImage Echo & Active@ Boot Disk.

And since people have asked, I use Symantec Ghost at home & work.  I’m giving the FOG program serious consideration though.

Legend
40 ft pole
– would not touch it with a 40 foot pole.
HGT – heard good things; have either used it, or have been recommended to me by a trusted source.
see orig. post – See the original post of this series for further details.

Complete disk copy/clone/image list:

Abandoned(?) software

Useful article: Lifehacker: How to Upgrade Your Tiny Hard Drive to a Spacious New One and Keep Your Data Intact

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