How to transfer data from OLD Toshiba laptop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vikkimac, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. vikkimac macrumors newbie

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    I've got and OLD Toshiba Satellite 2100 CDS running windows 95. It actually still works. I need to get some files off of it, it's got is one usb port, another port I don't recognize, a floppy drive, and a CD drive (can't burn).

    I've tried just using a usb stick, but the Toshiba wants a driver to use it. I tried connecting to the internet with it through the usb, but it also wants a driver for that. This computer is set up for connection through dial up only. I don't have a modem capable of dial up.

    Could I get a usb to usb cord and somehow get the files off that way? Or will the Toshiba balk at that too?

    Any input appreciated! :)
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    wow. that is crazy!

    Um, what might work as well ( I don't have experience in something exactly like you describe) is going to like newegg or amazon (frys, etc) and buying one of the hard drive cradles http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817816009. I am assuming that would work fine for what you need..

    Not necessarily that exact one, but something like that..
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Free transfer at apple store

    Make genius bar appointment
     
  4. vikkimac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They'll do this even if I didn't purchase my mac form there?
    That would be cool.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Amen to that. In fact, that is exactly what I did - not through an actual "genius" but instead thanks to the extremely knowledgeable chap who sold the MBP to me - when I needed to transfer everything from the Toshiba I got in 2003 when I bought my MBP in 2008.

    Cheers and good luck
     

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