Computer Processor crashed

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Smith652, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Smith652

    Smith652 Guest

    My old computers processor crashed. I am trying to save my Outlook folders
    from the old hard drive. Can this be done?
    Smith652, Apr 11, 2007
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  2. Smith652

    DGuess Guest

    Yes but how you do it depends upon the drive you had and the drives you have
    now in the computer you're using.

    The old drive is probably an ATA drive. The new one is probably SATA. You
    will notice the connectors are not the same.

    However, the CD/DVD drive may be the same type connector (though it may also
    be SATA and won't help).

    I can think of several other ways that it can and can't work but the drive
    is still usable and if the connector is the same, add the drive as a slave
    then start the computer and copy the data off of it.

    If you don't understand a lick of what I just said, take it to someone that
    can put the drive in the computer and copy the data from it (or use it as a
    second drive).

    I have drive cases around here with various connectors for the different
    ones that I can plug the drive in, then hot dock it using either firewire or
    USB 2.0 to get the drive connected to a computer.
    DGuess, Apr 11, 2007
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