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Solved: Can't access files on SATA Drive Enclosure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Elliek, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Elliek

    Elliek Thread Starter

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    I put a new hard drive in my computer, and put my old hard drive in a SATA Drive Enclosure. Dell told me I would be able to access all my old information this way, but I can find only some of it. My primary concern is that all of my son's Itunes music is gone. Is there any way to access it?
     
  2. saikee

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    The data does not get lost when you put an internal hard disk into an external hard disk enclosure. If you can access one file you can access all of them.

    Your problem is more to do with finding out the location where the files have been kept but no one knows it better than the owner.
     
  3. Elliek

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    If I knew where they were, I wouldn't be posting this. My son's iTunes music was in the iTunes program - I didn't move them. iTunes was not listed in the programs after I put the old hard drive in the enclosure.
     
  4. saikee

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    What you should do is to check the folder location after you install the iTunes program on the new disk, verify it on the old disk, say by right click the folder to check its size as it has to be very large, and copy its contents into the new disk.

    The title of your thread is misleading because you can access all the files.

    If you do a bit of detective work by checking the size of the folders you should be able to locate it. May be an iTunes user can tell you straight away.
     
  5. Elliek

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    I think I found the music file. Thanks for your help. I'm all set.
     
  6. saikee

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    There you are. Like I said nobody knows the hard disk contents better than its owner.
     
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