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Help Transfer files From old computer If it won't turn on

by ModerateMaria / October 15, 2006 10:41 AM PDT


My computer crashed after I blew all the dust out of the machine. I bought a new one and want to transfer my old files but my old computer won't turn on. I have seen lots about file trasfers but they all require the old computer to be on.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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My fav? USB hard disk enclosure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2006 11:01 AM PDT

Runs for 20 to 50 bucks and fairly simple to use.


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I like Bob's recommendation to get the data off AND have an
by VAPCMD / October 15, 2006 11:26 AM PDT

external drive for whatever use you want to put it to.

Either way you've got to remove the old drive so you could also open up the new PC and connect it internally to get the data off.

Let us know how it works.


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If you don't mind a bit of dabbling...
by PBCompanies / October 15, 2006 12:59 PM PDT

You could find out who makes your new computers hard drive...and go to their site and d/l their hard disk upgrade software. You still have to go through connecting it to your new machine but most of the software now will make a flawless copy to your new drive and if you like you can leave your old drive <info intact> in a box incase you have the problem again. Sounds like a lot of work but fast is not always best...applies to life

Collapse - such utilities allow 'selective' copying
by VAPCMD / October 15, 2006 10:49 PM PDT

and can you designate the target location a folder? Or is it a disk to disk copy,...partitions and all ? If not, wouldn't that method result in overwriting whatever's on the new system HDD with what was on the old system ?


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Depends on the company...
by PBCompanies / October 17, 2006 4:06 AM PDT

I can't remember the one that does for sure... I think it is seagate. I just did it recently on my old NAS box.

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