HArd drive failing - need to salvage Photoshop

  Dalglish2 20:44 13 Jul 2008

I have a suspicion my hard drive is shortly to expire - my Photoshop 6.0 has an installation disk so I can re-install on the new disk.
What I am struggling to find is the source of eBook cover generating scripts that use Photoshop "actions" - if I do not find this out, I will lose forever and have to buy again.
Is there any way to locate the original script author from within Photoshop as I am stuggling to locate the exe file I bought 3 years ago.
Many thanks

  PalaeoBill 20:57 13 Jul 2008

In the short term, why not just buy another hard drive and use something like XXCLONE to clone your original.

  Dalglish2 21:10 13 Jul 2008

I did consider this but as it's a laptop I have, I am thinking of replacing the whole kit. Also, if I was to clone and bring to the new laptop, a previous posting advised against this as I could bring malware to the new drive.
Would the scripts be visible in the adobe program folder in the C drive?

  Dalglish2 21:15 13 Jul 2008

Would XXCLONE allow you to clone just the program folder or even the adobe sub-folder?

  PalaeoBill 21:24 13 Jul 2008

No, XXCLONE clones the entire disk. There is a piece of software that will do what I think you want though, it is called PCMOVER and there is a free download available currently.

click here

It will copy the installed Photoshop from your old PC to a new PC including all the registry entries.

  woodchip 21:31 13 Jul 2008

Best way is buy Acronis True Image Then Image the Drive check the Image for corruption, the Image as to be saved on a External drive. You then put the new drive in and restore the Image, Partition Operating System, and all Software Mail It all goes back in one go

  PalaeoBill 22:17 13 Jul 2008

We have already established that Sam doesn't want to clone the drive.

  woodchip 23:09 13 Jul 2008

Yes I noticed he said about Malaware after I posted

  DieSse 00:33 14 Jul 2008

I still recommend you clone or image/restore the drive. Your prime worry was the drive expiring.

Unless you have good reason to suppose you have some malware which you can't clean off, sort out your main issue first.

  Dalglish2 09:19 15 Jul 2008

Hi all
thanks for the input ...
I managed to Google a solution which involves saving the Photoshop action scripts found in the program root directory.
All sorted thanks

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