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Recovering Data From Old HardDrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mayor Quimby, Jul 28, 2010.

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  1. Mayor Quimby

    Mayor Quimby Thread Starter

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    My Gaming PC broke down :( I am highly guessing is the processor which would always run really hot. Cant Complain since it lasted at least 3 years.

    Anyways, right now, all I got left is my laptop. Is there a way I can pull out my old hard drive and get some data and put it on my laptop? I only need one file which is a text file that has my passwords for every site i joined on it.

    I am guessing I need to find a way to connect the hard drive externally to my laptop using USB port and get the data i need.

    Both my laptop and the harddrive I need to pull has Window Vista home edition installed on it.
     
  2. Nick Tompson

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    You could purchase an external HDD caddy suited to the interface of the hard drive (presumably it would be SATA) and then connect, as you said, via USB to the laptop.
     
  3. Mayor Quimby

    Mayor Quimby Thread Starter

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    My harddrive is Sata. Thx
     
  4. Nick Tompson

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    Then a SATA USB external hard drive caddy would suffice.
    Alternatively, if you have a friend or relative with a desktop PC, you could connect internally your hard drive and copy files to a USB flash drive, which you could then transfer to the laptop.
     
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