Need Help With Data Recovery!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

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    My iMac G5 is basically dead. Logic board failure. Apple is going to replace it by giving me a credit toward the purchase of a new iMac but that is a different story. I need to send my G5 back to them.

    Can I take the internal hard drive out and transfer the data to a PC and then get that data off the PC onto an external HD?

    Any help or thoughts on how I can recover my data before I need to send the G5 back to apple.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    You can take your hard drive out of your G5 and install it as a secondary drive in a PC and then use a program like MacDrive or HFSExplorer to copy the data to an external drive.
     
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Why wouldn't you use your backup?
     
  4. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I will look it those options.

    I have a time capsule that I will use, but it can never hurt to make sure everything is backed up. I have lost data before and now I try and have at least my photos backed up in multiple places.
     

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