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Windows 7: Old laptop HDD 2.5 IDE need to recover data on it.

07 Jun 2015   #1

windows 8.1 64 bit
Old laptop HDD 2.5 IDE need to recover data on it.

I have an old laptop hard drive I want to recover pictures from onto my desktop pc which is running windows 8.1. I bought an ez-connect for 2.5" IDE this one here Kingwin USB 2.0 to SATA and IDE Adapter for 2.5 Inches and 3.5 Inches Hard Drive with One Touch Back-Up: Computers & Accessories
But when I connect it to my hard drive and then the usb to my computer. I go into disk management and can see the device connected as Disk 1. But it shows as unknown and not initialized. Also when I go into device and printers it shows up as USB storage device. It doesnt show up under devices and drives like my normal Hard drive which is Local C; drive . But my question is how do I view the files on there and how do I access them?

The Hard drive is is a Hitachi Model: HTS548080M9AT00

I've got the jumpers attached so that it is a slave following these setups

here is a picture of what it shows up as in device and printers
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and here is a picture of what shows up in device management high lighted in red the specific fields
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any and all help would be greatly appreciated
I hope I provided enough info for an answer thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Hook it up to a Windows 7 machine.

Or make a Linux Live boot cd, boot up with that on your Windows 8 PC with the old drive hooked up, mount the old drive, explore it and you should be able to copy and paste your data to the Windows 8 drive, which may also have to be mounted.

You may or may not have to disable secure boot in the bios of the Windows 8 PC before you can boot the Linux disc.
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 Old laptop HDD 2.5 IDE need to recover data on it.

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