Access hard drive without booting?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FalcorTheDog, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. FalcorTheDog macrumors member

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    My powerbook won't boot. I've tried just about everything and want to just do an Archive & Install, but it won't let me select the option for transfering my user files... I beleive because I don't have enough free space on the hard drive. Is there any way I can access the hard drive and delete a few files without booting to OS X? Target disk mode is my last resort, but I don't have another mac handy right now.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    You could take the drive out and put it in an external enclosure. Otherwise, you might get further if you boot into Safe Mode. :)
     
  3. FalcorTheDog thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Erasmus macrumors 68030

    Erasmus

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    Classic?

    How about booting off an OS 9 system disk? Any chance you would have one or could borrow one?
     

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