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Best way to transfer my documents/pictures from corrupt hard drive

Q: Best way to transfer my documents/pictures from corrupt hard drive

Hi Guys Mike here,My old computer crashed during a lightening storm(mobo was bad)and bought a new HP pavillion slimline.Whats the best way to get "my documents "my pictures" from my old hD.This very important to me as i have a lot of pics of my daughter on that old hd and she passed away 8/26/2010 at the age of 39.Thanks Regards Mike

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A: Best way to transfer my documents/pictures from corrupt hard drive

Hi Mike
Assuming your hard drive is still in working order and uncorrupted by the lightning strike I don`t think it should be too difficult.
I had a similar problem and got round it by buying a :- USB 2.0 to SATA IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter Cable, of Ebay in the UK for approx £7.USB-SATA-IDE-Hard-Drive-Adapter-Converter (brilliant piece of kit and worth every penny)
Just remove the HD from the old computer and power it up on your desk using the purchased device and connect to your new computer USB port.
Open Windows Explorer on your new computer to view the contents of your old HD and "Drag and Drop" or "Copy & Paste" the files required to your new computer.
If your old HD is corrupt as mine was you may require some suitable software. I used "EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard" (not the free edition) although the free edition may be worth trying before going to any great expense.
Hopefully your HD is uncorrupted.
Hope you fully understood my explanation and good luck.
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Is it possible to do this transfer?

A:Transfer files from My Documents to My Pictures

Yes. Just copy and Paste
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posting for a friend..
Read a similar post, but resetting system preferences and "taking control" didn't work...

Windows XP laptop

1. His board is fried
2. took hard drive out, put in enclosure
3. transferring data to another external Hard Drive
4. when attempting to transfer "documents" he gets an access denied read out
5. Says he has no option to change system preferences
6. "taking control" hasn't worked
7. right clicking etc. hasn't worked
8. says when he tries to view documents he gets a "documents empty" read out and there is nothing there

He needs this for his business and he isn't exactly computer savvy, any help??

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A:How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive

You could make your own external HD, & than copy/paste over.
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A:Transfer existing Hard Drive info to new Hard Drive

Blazer5 Let's correct a few things, first. Win10 does not require 16GB of RAM; instead, it requires that much Disk Space. Win10 requires only 1GB RAM (32-bit PC) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit PC). As to transferring the data, there are two part to this -- the easy part and the hard part. BOTH start the same way, by you purchasing a USB-to-Hard-Drive adapter and using that to connect the old drive to the PC. But, you first need to determine if the old drive is IDE or SATA.  IDE drives have two rows of small pins on the back; SATA drive have two plastic connectors with contact strips on them.  IF it's an IDE drive, make sure that the Adapter you obtain handles IDE drives -- most new ones do NOT. Then, after connecting the drive to the PC, you should get popups about opening a File Manager window for each of the partitions on the drive.  If the drive is still formatted the original way, the really large partition will have the OS and data files in it. You should then be able to copy the data from this old drive to your PC simply by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer. That's the easy part ... The hard part is that the files she saved under her user account will be protected, and while you MIGHT be able to copy them, you will NOT be able to open them -- this is by design.  This allows multiple folks, each with their own user ID, to use the same PC and not see each other's files. To solve that, you will have to Take Ownership of her file folders on the old drive.  This is a tutorial from the Win7 forums about that: Once you do that, you will then "own" the files and folders and can copy them to your drive and then use them.Good Luck
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A:[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Transferring files from SATA to IDE is a process- and IDE is no where near as fast as SATA, so you can expect some transfer times there. For the boot issue, it sounds like the computer is confused on what to load at first. Check your startup and recovery options by right-clicking my computer, advanced, startup and recovery, and see if multiple opearting systems are there. If so, remove the one that you know you don't want to load by editing the file.
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A:Hard drive and cd drive stopped working after file transfer

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A:Transfer data from Hard Drive to Hard Drive

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A:Can you transfer contents of C: drive to another hard drive easily?

Just ask them to clone your old drive to the new drive. Think out in advance what you want to do with the old drive, maybe have them do that too. Cloning makes the new drive look just like the old one in exact detail. They just use some software to do the copying. Pretty simple, shouldn't cost much.
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A:pictures on hard drive

You can print them individually.
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A:How to transfer XP to 2nd hard drive

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A:Hard Drive Transfer

You need to install all the programs fresh, you can't simply copy them over.
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A:Transfer hard drive.

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A:Hard drive transfer

Generally you dont.

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A:DVD to hard drive transfer

Hi. . .

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A:How to transfer OS from one hard drive to the other?

You can use an imaging program like Ghost or Acronis. I personally like Acronis, all you have to do is use the Clone disk option and it will take like 5 min. However I think it might make your main Partition the full size of the 300G disk, so you might have to go back and repartition it using something like Partition Magic
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A:transfer hard drive

You can install it as the third hard drive in the new computer. Then I would use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to delete all the extra system reserved and recovery partitions on it and expand the partition containing your data into the free space.
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A:Hard Drive Transfer

It all depends on what type of hard drive it is, IDE or SATA, and whether the new motherboard has the matching socket. If it does you can connect it inside the new PC's case, if not you will need a lead or enclosure to connect it to a SATA or USB socket.

Once connected you should be able to get the files off ok.

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A:Hard drive transfer

Add the drive as a slave on the new computer.
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A:Hard drive transfer

connect it as a slave
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Ey guys,

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A:Hard Drive Transfer

Have you considered doing a repair of your Xp installation?
What sort of error messages are you getting that prevents you from booting into Xp?
Here's one way of booting up with your 5Gb HDD.......But before you do this, give us some more info about why it won't boot......
You could try connecting the 120Gb HDD as a 'slave', and the 5Gb as the 'master'.
To do this physically look at the pins [next to the power plug] on each of the drives and set the jumper pins to the appropriate slots [the master might not need any pins at all] will show [hopefully] 'Single or Master' without any pins, and the other will need to connected as a 'Slave'.
Your biggest problem will be that you might not have enough space with your 5Gb HDD...if you can get it to boot, try copying what you need to CD's, but don't try copying any of the system files, as they will not work afterwards.
Let us all know the answers to these questions please.
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A:Transfer to new hard drive

Hi cclloyd9785,

Can you please clarify exactly what you want to do? Your "old Toshiba" - is that the one with Windows 7 on it, as your System Specs indicate? What do you mean by "came with computer"? Sorry for misunderstanding...


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A:hard drive transfer

When you install the second drive, you will have to make sure you set the jumpers ok. Also, the programs you have installed will need to be re-installed on the new XP Home PC. Also, you can not run the XP Pro OS on the new PC because the MS licensing will not allow you to run it. You also LEGALLY can not run the 98 on the new PC. Your documents, such as non DRM music files and the like should work fine.

If the drive is preformatted like it currently is, it should instantly be recognized when you install it onto the PC.

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A:Transfer Hard Drive

An external case would probably be easiest.
You can get usb adapters,but if you mount the drive in a case,
you can get your files off,then use it for external storage or backup.
Make sure the case you use is the same type as the drive.
Sata or IDE.
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A:Hard Drive Transfer

Maybe one of your drives is badly fragmented? Or maybe you don't have the right drivers installed? Or maybe DMA is off?
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A:Possible to transfer hard drive's a Dell system and OEMs may use BIOS passwords, system passwords, etc. that might prevent moving the intact Windows O/S to another system, IMO.
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A:Hard drive transfer?

Hello Enisa, and welcome to BC!
I will answer your queries in order:
You said:

are there things on my hard drive that need to be transferred other than the OS

Yes there are.
In order to fully answer your question, I must know something: do you have a System Installation disc from your computer manufacturer that came with your computer when you purchased it, or do you have a full, retail CD of Windows 7 from Microsoft? IF you have a retail copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft, do you also have a CD from the computer manufacturer labeled as "system disk", "restore disk" or somesuch title? This is very important because it will determine what we do next.
Also, please post the manufacturer and model of your computer.

And if i do get a new hard drive will i be able to install my windows 7 copy on it when i have already installed it on my hard drive im using now?

Yes. As long as you do not change the motherboard in the computer you will have no problems.

Sorry if these are silly questions

There are no silly questions here. Life is very big; nobody can be expected to be an expert on every problem that arises and nobody is laughing at you. We are here to help folks don't have the time to get A+ certified in computer repair. If we didn't want to help we would not be here.
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A:Hard Drive Transfer

Transferring the HD won't work. You could probably install it as a slave and copy the files, but you'll need to reinstall the programs.
Both Vista and XP have file transfer procedures that address this issue, although I've found it faster to simply copy the relevant files from one to the other via network, CD or flash drive.
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A:transfer from one hard drive to another

put both hard drives in same computer format the new one if necessary then copy and paste files or cut and paste if you want to remove from original harddrive. or you can transfer across a network if hard drives are in seperate computers but that take alot more time.
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A:What's the best way to transfer to new hard drive?

I would use any number of cloning programs which are better and more current than Ghost.

I have used both Macrium Reflect and Easeus Partition Master to clone drives/partitions...but there are a number of alternatives available.

Cloning the hard drive results in a bootable copy...and I would not make the space used on the new drive any larger than the size of the drive cloned.

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A:Hard drive transfer

Data files are easy, Programs are a mess.
Get an inexpensive USB external drive and format it FAT32.
Then you copy the files to it.
Later you can attach it to ANY system that supports FAT32 files.
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A:Is this possible 2.5 Hard drive transfer?

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A:hard drive transfer

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there's only one way to find out and that's to run the games. Some games do install some registry keys which are required to be present before they run but others don't. I have my games installed on a different partition and 3 out of 4 run without a problem after a reinstallation of Windows. The other one will run but only if I back up its registry keys before formatting and merging when its finished.

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"I may send it back for replacement at this point"...

Please do...
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A:Corrupt Hard Drive

you can try
start/run (type in ) cmd
command prompt type
cd c:\windows> type in FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"
theres a lot of file recovery software out there
some better than others
I use filescavenger ,but I also have 2 more as backups as they don't all work the same

how much was on the 320gb drive? it would take over a
day to run most recovery utilitys
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or allowing a chkdsk operation to run,sadly, I have noticed chkdsk to cause more errors than fix them,unless I have done the tasking myself
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My first suspicion would be the memory. Here is a small program to test is out......

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A:Complete Hard Drive Transfer

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A:IDE hard drive data transfer

Quote: Originally Posted by fatcat87

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A:transfer files from old hard drive?

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A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

All other considerations aside, what might work (since the chipsets are pretty much guaranteed to be different) is to put the new drive in, insert the XP cd in the cd drive, boot to cd (which means you had to previously set the boot priority as [floppy if you have one], cd, hd).

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A:Hard Drive Transfer From Xp To 64-bit Vista

Before you install the 64-bit version of Vista you should look very carefully to see if you can find drivers for the hardware that you wish to install. This still seems to be a current problem. The 64-bit version will be more secure than the 32-bit version, but for the average home owner or small business owner, I'm not sure that this would be worth all the trade offs. Another problem will be applications that will be compatible with Vista. You might wish to check and see if any of the applications on you other hdd will be compatible.

You mention a secondary hdd, is this just for storage, or does it have a Windows OS installed on it?
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A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

Quote: Originally Posted by zyton777

I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.
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A:how do i transfer windows 7 from one hard drive to another?

Use disc imaging software to either clone the drive or simply create an image and restore it to the new drive. Acronis True Image is the best of breed disc imaging software, Macrium Reflect is the best free alternative.
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A:Hard drive transfer rates at 2 mb/sec!!

Disk Reverts to PIO Mode may help, I suspect that's what has happened here.
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A:Easy Transfer, from ext hard drive

Sorry, can't get the attachment small enough to attach (max 200kb). It just shows the directory, with the path: computer; OS (C); users; Joanie and Gary..... with a little yellow pad lock next to Joanie.
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A:Hard Drive Transfer Programs

There are free programs that will allow you to clone your harddrive. One
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A:Hard Drive All Files Transfer

You can try using something like the System Rescue CD if you are somewhat Linux savvy (im sure it is all explained on their site as well).

Really though the CD is meant more for making images of a drive in the sense of restoring from the image later in the event of a software/hardware failure.

But it still might help since its free.
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Thank you for the comments, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

Use a disk imaging software. The free program I use is called driveimage XML. Google for it and you can find out where to download it, how to use it, etc. Or you can go with a paid option like Acronis Trueimage.
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Hey, I was Looking for this thing,

It kinda like just a Hard drive around 60-150gb and what you do is, hook it up to the back of your pc, maybe usb. Not sure and drag the video on. Than you can take that and go and hook it to your tv and watch the video their.

Now... dose anyone know what that is?