That's over at https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/lost-and-found-or-the-storage-forum-sticky-354911/
About using a Windows PC. I won't go there. If I have a Windows PC I have for years booted a current Linux off USB/CD/DVD (no install needed, no learning Linux!) to look at Apple drives.
Example from years ago at http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm
Hello hello, I have Joined Cnet after seeing some really good answers to some problems, so here I come with mine.
Basically I have a macbook pro A1226 which seems to turn on but the screen doesn't. I have changed to another screen I have that I'm it works but still the same.
I need the information that's in it, so I have extracted the HDD and I have also bought a external enclosure but: 1. I have tried to put it in two different mbp but they don't read it, not even when I try in Disc Utilities. 2. I have tried with a Windows system too and it reads it but it tells it's empty.
Can it really be empty? did I somehow save all my data in the internal memory of my mbp?
What do you recomend me to do?
Idk if it matters but I'm in Paris at the moment.
Thank you in advance!