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Old 02-16-2017, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Transferring data from old laptop HDD to PC

My old laptop broke so I took the hard drive out. What is the best to transfer some files from that drive to my desktop
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Hook it up via an external enclosure and copy/paste the files over to your desktop.

You may need to take ownership of some folders in order to access them (particularly those under the C:\Users\ folder that contains your Documents/Picturesl/etc. folders):
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Thank you, will just any enclosure work, I saw some cheap on amazon
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If you're not going to be using it much then yes that'll be fine. As long as it has the same interface for your HDD (anything within the past 8 years will be SATA).
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