...and plug it into a USB drive. Be sure to get the right size (2.5" or 3.5") and interface type (IDE or SATA). IDE uses a wide ribbon cable (about 1.5"), SATA uses a much smaller cable (about .5"), so it's easy to tell them apart. The enclosures cost about $30.
It's an older operating system (Windows 98 or ME) and I wanted to get to those old files. Specifically, the email data base. Is it possible?