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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by dohboy70, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. dohboy70

    dohboy70 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Just wondering if any one can help me with the following problem : (
    My old (noname) desktop expired recently & I was told that the motherboard had given up the ghost. the old box was 3+ years old so went out and bought an Aldi 8818 (German retailer special) as replacement.
    I have taken the hdd out of the old pc and put in a case and connected to the new pc via usb. Idea being to copy over the outlook & office files and then use this drive as external drive.
    The new pc recognises the "external drive" and has allocated a "J" drive. I can use windows explorer to view the folders, HOWEVER I can not find the .pst file or any of my word, excel, picture or music???? I have looked at the hdd properties and it tells me that there is 40gb of used space and 20 unused.
    Can anyone explain why I can not see these files and if I can recover them?
    Path of least resistance tells me to look to buy a replacement Gigabyte Pentium 4 motherboard on ebay and reconnect, then burn files!
    Any assisatance or pointers greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  2. dohboy70

    dohboy70 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Just wondering if any one can help me with the following problem : (
    My old (noname) desktop expired recently & I was told that the motherboard had given up the ghost. the old box was 3+ years old so went out and bought an Aldi 8818 (German retailer special) as replacement.
    I have taken the hdd out of the old pc and put in a case and connected to the new pc via usb. Idea being to copy over the outlook & office files and then use this drive as external drive.
    The new pc recognises the "external drive" and has allocated a "J" drive. I can use windows explorer to view the folders, HOWEVER I can not find the .pst file or any of my word, excel, picture or music???? I have looked at the hdd properties and it tells me that there is 40gb of used space and 20 unused.
    Can anyone explain why I can not see these files and if I can recover them?
    Path of least resistance tells me to look to buy a replacement Gigabyte Pentium 4 motherboard on ebay and reconnect, then burn files!
    Any assisatance or pointers greatly appreciated.
    Should have mentioned that I am using XP Home on both machines
    Cheers
     
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    You will most likely have to do this
     
  4. dohboy70

    dohboy70 Thread Starter

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    Cheers mate. I am stuck in the office at the mom (38c here in Melbourne) will follow the m/soft instructions when I get home. Can I ask why is it that I can see my kids folders and contents & not mine? Thks again.
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    I really don't know (-15C here in Southern Ontario).

    Give the MS note a try and if a no go, post back for more suggestions.
     
  6. Flrman1

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    Don't post duplicate threads please. Your threads have been merged here.
     
  7. dohboy70

    dohboy70 Thread Starter

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    Hi WhitPhil,
    Your solution was spot on. All files recovered.
    Cheers
     
  8. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Excellent!

    You can mark this as solved by using Thread Tools, top right!
     
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