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Data transfer from dead PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by crockhamtown, 12 Sep 2020.

  1. empip

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    I did this for my brother years ago. You might not be able to get the files out if you're using Windows and they are in a user Windows directory on the disk. I used a Linux boot up disk on my PC to then copy the files out.
     
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    You can always download and run a Linux mint live CD (if you have a drive) where you can then access the drive without the hassle of Windows security hassling you.

    Do look at other similar enclosures on amazon, especially those with some reviews.
    I don't see a ribbon cable for the IDE drive in the pics so am assuming it is the "transfer wide line" in the contents list.
    Best to email them and ask first - or choose another supplier and check with them.

    Or ask around on your local Facebook, Freegle, Freecycle, Trashnothing groups etc.
    Someone may have one kicking around to spare.
     
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    I have been given much advice. I shall now report back to my friend what his options are.

    My thanks to everyone.
     
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