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Old hard drive transfer of files

by kraftylady89 / August 20, 2010 12:33 AM PDT

Ok here is my dilema...I have purchased a new pc . the old pc bit the dust, I had the hard drivbe removed and saved it. How can I get my files (ie: oisc abd such) off this hard drive to my new pc? Is there away to connect it to new, remeber I know nothing about the pc inside!! Thanks in advance. Old pc was windows xp new is window vista.

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You could either ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 20, 2010 1:48 AM PDT
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usb transfer
by kraftylady89 / August 21, 2010 3:44 AM PDT
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Hi what kind of usb cord would I use??? I am only looking to transfer files.

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One other things
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 20, 2010 6:17 AM PDT

Programs and Applications will not transfer across. All of the files will transfer across without problem, but the programs won't work. You will have to reinstall those programs onto the new system.


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by kraftylady89 / August 21, 2010 3:45 AM PDT
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Not looking to transfer applications just my files, documents and pics.....

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by technoids / August 23, 2010 8:01 AM PDT
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Hi, did you get it sorted?


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transfer with what cables
by kraftylady89 / August 25, 2010 7:21 AM PDT
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no i did not get this done, i dont know what kind of cables to buy? its a seagate harddrive but they have several numbers like 103, 104? how do i know what kind to get?

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Re: what cable?
by Kees Bakker / August 25, 2010 7:24 AM PDT

1. Either a USB to SATA/IDE cable (for one time use).
2. Or a 2.5 or 3.5 SATA or IDE enclosure (for permanent use)

Take the disk with you, find the nearest computer shop and let them select what you need.


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