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Recovering data from old hard drive

by amz160 / February 19, 2012 6:28 AM PST

My laptop recently died and I would like to recover some data from the hard drive. I've already removed the drive but I'm not sure exactly which connector equipment I need and how to use it.

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You need
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 19, 2012 6:37 AM PST
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data recovery software
by mylovem / March 5, 2012 2:27 PM PST

after you connecting the hard drive to another computer,

then you can recover data with data recovery software

i know a free one, called minitool data recovery, you can have a try, if you need, good luck.

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But since
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 6, 2012 3:21 AM PST
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there is no mention that the drive itself has died, then all the OP needs is Windows Explorer. It is built in.


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data recovery
by mylovem / March 11, 2012 4:24 PM PDT

wish you have recovered your data,

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