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I have a friend visiting in a minute and I'm going to attempt to fix his computer.

He wants to get some old files off his old HDD and put them onto his new one. The motherboard only supports 1 HDD at a time. What would be the easiest way to get the files off the old HDD and put them onto the new one?

He doesn't have a CD burner either. The only thing I can think of is put the files onto his online e-mail then download them after his new HDD is plugged in.

Any other ideas?
 
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the com your on now? easiest way. do you have a router? maybe for your broadband/cable?
 
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Firstly, you say it only supports 1 hd.. I dont know of any board that has a single SATA connector, and if its PATA, you should be able to connect 2 drives on one cable. Might need a new cable, of course.
Second way, is to remove his drive from the computer, plug it into yourrs, and copy everythibng there, then transfer to the new disk.
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If its not too many files you can just place them on a USB drive or external HD and move them over.
 
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External HD would be the best and easiest option. Although, you might need to install the software that comes with the external onto both computers. Some external hd's though, Western Digital My Book, is plug and play. You just plug in the drive and the computer will automatically recognize the device. However, this isn't the case with all. How big are the files that you're trying to save?
 
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