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Windows 7: Easiest Way To Recover Files From A Hard Drive

21 Jun 2017   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 
Easiest Way To Recover Files From A Hard Drive

Desktop died. Hard drive is good. I would like to recover some files. I have several external drives and four large flash drives. What is the easiest way to recover files ?


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21 Jun 2017   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Easiest is to attach the drive to another computer by temporarily installing the drive and the copying the desired files off of it.

You could also use a USB/SATA adapter cable or even install the drive into an empty external drive case. Regardless, you'll need another computer to do the actual copying.
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21 Jun 2017   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You may need to take ownership of files as they will have permission set to the old admin
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21 Jun 2017   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The old hard drive is a boot drive. Any problems putting it in another computer that also has a boot drive ?
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21 Jun 2017   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
The old hard drive is a boot drive. Any problems putting it in another computer that also has a boot drive ?
No. Just connect it to another computer while that computer is running. It will change the drive letters on the partitions on the drive when you connect it. Then all you have to do is copy the data you want from the drive.

I've never had a problem with permissions when doing this.
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21 Jun 2017   #6
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

LaDeeDah-----Put the drive into an external enclosure and copied away. Appreciate the responses.
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