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Posted by sdm - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by sdm - 16 years ago

Hi john

Susie here with the hard drive

I just need to take off files I think to input ino my new PC can you give me a ring 0610116428 please as I have someone who wants the old Pc soon

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Posted by the_geezer - 16 years ago

i got around the problem another way and just emailed all my stuff off the old pc and downloaded onto the new pc.

bit of a chore, but stops you getting confused with all those acronyms !


The Geezer

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Posted by JohnD-185075 - 16 years ago

Actually I think I might have misunderstood - when you say 'bought new', do you mean you've bought a new hard drive (what I thought you meant at first) or a new PC? In the latter case, you wouldn't need to bother with (1) or (2).

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Posted by JohnD-185075 - 16 years ago

Here's how I would do it, presuming that they're both just normal PC hard drives with an IDE interface and that you have enough room in your PC case for 2 hard drives:(1) Unplug your old hard drive, and replace it with the new one (set the jumper setting to 'Master').(2) Dig out your operating system CDs and reinstall.(3) Switch off your PC, and attach the old drive (with jumper set to 'Slave') to the same IDE cable as the new drive.(4) Switch back on, and you should be able to access your old hard drive as the secondary drive. Now you can copy files across from the old drive to the new drive.

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Posted by davidl-181802 - 16 years ago

possible methods


1) pull the hard drive out of the old computer and install it on the new one as a secondary drive and copy the info over - cost - zero

2) if you have a cd writer on the old computer just copy the files to a cd and transfer the files that way - cost - cost of a blank cd

3) network the computers and drag and drop them over. cost - network cable and network cards.


Hope this helps a bit.

Should be easy as it sounds like you are just copying files over rather than migrating the whole disk, operating system, apps over. (If you are transfering applications over you should do this by the original installation discs if you still have them)


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Posted by sdm - 16 years ago

The hard drive is still in my pc and working, I have bought new and need my info from the hard drive to my new one its not mac

thanks susie

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Posted by mike-179830 - 16 years ago


PC or Mac (or IBM System 370-158, or...)?IDE, SCSI or "Other" (if "don't know", then what's the manufacturer and model number as written on the disk?)What's the operating system that formatted it (getting data of a disk drive formatted by OS/2 1.3 is a tad harder than one formatted by Windows 3.11, for example)?

If the answers to all the above are towards the more obvious end of the scale of options, I'm sure you'll find someone on the Forum who'll help you out. If not, you'll need a professional with specialised kit.


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Posted by irishman-180738 - 16 years ago


maybe you could clarify your problem a wee bit for us:

Is the old hard drive still functional?Do you want it copied to another hard disk or to one or more CD's?