Access hard drive without booting?

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

  1. FalcorTheDog macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2005
    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

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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

    Jun 17, 2005
  4. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia

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

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