Getting files off of PC hard drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by animationerd, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. animationerd macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    My parents got a virus on their PC (go figure) and I'm pretty sure it's nothing too serious but I convinced them to get a Mac Mini so I don't have to troubleshoot their PC anymore. The question is:

    Assuming the virus that they got didn't do too much file structure damage, if they placed their hard drive in an external enclosure could they salvage the files from it even though it's formatted NTFS?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. foeniox macrumors newbie


    Dec 24, 2007
    yep, you have read ntfs support, no write though
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Just in case you needed convincing.

    But it might me wise to clean the files; just in case they email them to other windows buddies....
  4. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    You can also get the PC working, network it with the Mac and copy the files directly to the Mac.

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