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Danial1229

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I normally don't go for these forums but I need suggestions. How do i get the data off some older harddrives. I have an enclosure my computer recognizes the harddrive and sais its healthy but wants to format it. I don't want to format as I will lose the data. I don't remember what OS it was running on but my computer is running 7. Is there some software I need to buy or download to get the data off of these? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Those older drives have make and model numbers on them and usually the date which could indicate a time frame for the file format they have. That might be why Win7 is trying to format them...
 

Danial1229

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Thank you but I tried them on my work computer with XP and it does the same thing. I just need to get the files off these things. Thanks for the quick responce.:cool:
 

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What are the make and model of these drives and how are you hooking them up?
 
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try connecting them inside your tower instead of the enclosure (external case i presume)
 
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