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get my files off of old hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sebenfitty, Feb 26, 2011.

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  1. sebenfitty

    sebenfitty Thread Starter

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    my wife broke our laptop, i had all of my music on that hard drive and hadnt yet backed it up. the hard drive is still good, so i bought an external hard drive enclosure and put the old hard drive in it. i hooked it up, but am not able to get to any of my files off of it. computer recognizes it is there, shows folders, but wont/cant read files. wont open itunes or any other programs i had on it.
    the old drive was in windows vista, new computer is windows 7. does that matter?
    what do i need to do?
    thanks in advance
     
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    a few minutes after i posted, i found the music files, but they are in script form and i cannot do anything with them.
    then i saw your reply, and did the ownership thing, and nothing changed.
    do i have to import files to use them? thought i would be able to just pull them right up.
     
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    I am assuming they are in itunes. Itunes stores as Mp3 files and you should have no trouble drag them accross. You mention "script form" what does that mean? Can you make a screenshot (use snipping tool built into win 7--type snipping in search) and upload it to use?


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