How to recover Files , Photos etc from.my old HDD


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I have an old HDD in my not useable PC that I would like to get all the photos, data, files etc.
Is there a Janet & John way to do this. I can easily get the old HDD out of my old pc.
Simples is best.

Thanks for any guidance given.
 

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I have an old HDD in my not useable PC that I would like to get all the photos, data, files etc.
Is there a Janet & John way to do this. I can easily get the old HDD out of my old pc..
Yes. The easiest way is to remove the HDD from the old PC and put in in an external USB case, like this one.

Amazon.com | UGREEN 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 to SATA III for 2.5 Inch SSD & HDD 9.5mm 7mm External Hard Drive Case
(not a recommendation, just the first example I could find)

You may find permissions will stop you at first, but you can take ownership of any folders you can't look in and change the permissions.
 

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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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    8GB
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    Radeon Graphics
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    500GB HDD
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

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Only if the HDD turns out to be corrupted. Hopefully it's still in working order and can be read once it can be connected to the USB port of another PC.

Only last week I dug an old IDE drive out of a Windows 95 PC and read it successfully this way.
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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    8GB
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    Radeon Graphics
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    laptop screen
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    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
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    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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I have an old HDD in my not useable PC that I would like to get all the photos, data, files etc.
Is there a Janet & John way to do this. I can easily get the old HDD out of my old pc.
Simples is best.

Thanks for any guidance given.
IDE (PATA) or SATA drive? You would need the correct USB enclosure.

IF it's SATA with your motherboard, assuming PC Specialist gave you an SSD or NVME boot drive and a 2TB Spinner, they usually do, you should have a couple of spare SATA Ports you could hook it up to.
 

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    On Board Realtec
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    Acer KA241
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    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
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    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
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    Cooler Master 690 III
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    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
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    Logitech K270 - wireless
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    Logitech - M185 wireless
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    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 22621.607
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    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
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    Intel i5 - 10400
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    Dell 032w55 version A00
    Memory
    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
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    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
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    Builtin
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    ACER KA241
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    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
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    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 265 Watt PSU)
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    Dell stock cooler
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    Dell
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
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    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
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    Asus PRIME B350-PLUS
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3000Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS - GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC
    Sound Card
    On Board Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
    2 x 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    1 x 500GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
    PSU
    750 Watt Corsair TX750 Plus
    Case
    Cooler Master 690 III
    Cooling
    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270 - wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech - M185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 22621.607
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
    CPU
    Intel i5 - 10400
    Motherboard
    Dell 032w55 version A00
    Memory
    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
    Sound Card
    Builtin
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
    PSU
    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 265 Watt PSU)
    Case
    Inspiron Small Desktop
    Cooling
    Dell stock cooler
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
    Browser
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    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.

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Thanks all.

I'll do some checking out tomorrow and see if I think I can cope with following the instructions.
@jumanji deffo have to look that up?
I'm no spring chicken anymore in my late 70's now but I am techy able just not up to speed with all the latest jargon come buzz words.

I'm rather hoping I will be able to download all the files, photos etc and I will be able to use them in my new W11 PC [this one] and not have to do any adjusting to the files.

Thanks
 

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    GIGABYTE B550 GAMING X V2 : DDR4, USB 3.2 - ARGB READY
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    16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz [2 x 8GB]
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    12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP, LHR
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    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL [5.1] HIGH DEF
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    AOC LCD CURVED SCREEN C24G2
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    1920 x 1080
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    CORSAIR CV-550 WATT
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    TOWER
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    COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 [120MM] FAN CPU
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    M/SOFT
    Mouse
    WIRELESS LOGITECH M720 AND G602
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    CHK & CONFIRM
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    M/SOFT EDGE
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    WINDOWS DEFENDER + MALWAREBYTES PRO

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@jumanji deffo have to look that up?
Jumanji is an expert on data recovery, should you find you old drive is corrupted once you can connect it.

If so, do NOTHING to try and fix the drive. Just post here to say so and wait for him to reply. He'll be watching this thread now that he's had a @ mention to alert him.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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If it is an old working disk drive then an additional option may be another computer with multiple bays.
Then copy and paste to another disk drive.
There may also be an option for xcopy or robocopy.
 

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    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
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    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
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    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
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    Microsoft Defender
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No one has mentioned that there is a possibility that the OP may run into ownership problems in recovering these files. The "take ownership" option does not always work. If that proves to be the case, he will have to use the 'hard crack' method before he can copy his photos off the old drive. I have found the live Linux method much easier to use when recovering files. I boot from a Linux Mint usb drive and copy files easily without running into any permission problems. In windows, I use this method so seldom I made myself a little tutorial. Here it is in case you do not have access to your files.

How to take ownership of files and folders
Open File Explorer.
Browse and find the file or folder you want to have full access.
Right-click it, and select Properties.
Click the Security tab to access the NTFS permissions.
Click the Advanced button.
  • On the "Advanced Security Settings" page, you need to click the Change link, in the Owner's field.
    Click the Advanced button.
  • On the "Select User or Group" page, click the Find Now button.
  • From the search result, select your user account, and click OK.
  • On “Select User of Group” page, click OK
  • Click Apply
  • Click OK
  • Click OK again.
  • Click OK one more time to complete this task.
  • It's important to note that if you're taking ownership of a folder, you can check the Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions option in the Advanced Security Settings page to take control of the subfolders inside of the folder.
  • Now you'll need to grant full access control to your account, to do this use the following steps:
  • Right-click the file or folder and select Properties.
  • Click the Security tab to access the NTFS permissions.
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • Under the Permissions tab, click Add.
  • Click Select a Principal and add your user account
  • On the “Select User of Group” page click Find Now
  • From search results, select your user account, click OK
  • On “Select User or Group” page click OK
  • On "Permission Entry", check the Full control option.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK
  • Click Apply
  • Click OK
  • Click OK to close properties window.
 

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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
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    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
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Morning all, I'm going to try and find a best choice "system" to do the work I want to do.
Firstly the HDD I will be copying from is a WESTERN DIGITAL 2TB W20ZDEZRZ SATA
WD BLUE PC HARD DRIVE

This looks like it is a 3.5inch drive but until I get it out of the PC bay and read the other side I wont know for sure but Dr. google says it is.

Bree you having much more knowledge on these matters than me which of the 2 links you posted would be the better one to start with.

I'll be trying to copy all this down onto this new PC, see My Computer for specs.

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The first link Bree posted is for a 2.5 SATA drive. You want the second link.
 

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Hello glasskuter as you can see from my previous post I haven't started on any recovery yet but thank you for your detailed explanation which I will keep for reference.

Best
 

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    12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP, LHR
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    AOC LCD CURVED SCREEN C24G2
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If no one mentioned it... when you're able to access the drive, you may want to try Recuva.



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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
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    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
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    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Just received my Prime Time parcel from Amazon. Now for a read up and familiarisation session then I'll report back here on my success or not on a recovery trip deep into my old PC..................... o_O

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    12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP, LHR
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    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL [5.1] HIGH DEF
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    AOC LCD CURVED SCREEN C24G2
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    CORSAIR CV-550 WATT
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    TOWER
    Cooling
    COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 [120MM] FAN CPU
    Keyboard
    M/SOFT
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    WIRELESS LOGITECH M720 AND G602
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
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    Dell U3011 30"
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    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
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    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
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    Logitech Optical M-100
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
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    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
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    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Internet Speed
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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I'm no spring chicken anymore in my late 70's now but I am techy able just not up to speed with all the latest jargon come buzz words.
We're the same age, and I can truly relate, I get some text from some folks, "some even my age" that use all the abbreviated words, some I can understand, but most I'm clueless. I mean are we all so busy now we can't spell out "I don't know"? we have to use IDK, no wonder so many of our children and grandchildern are failing spelling. Just like calculators have killed our ability's to figuring out algebra, number theory, geometry and arithmetic.
 

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    SAMSUNG UE57 Series 28-Inch 4K UHD
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    SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2
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    EVGA 850 watt
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