Ok.. I'm a complete idiot, any help is appreciated!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by darkus, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. darkus macrumors regular

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    I just finished upgrading to a 7200rpm drive in my MBP sealed up my computer reinstalled the OSX/bootcamp/windows. I'm on my way to re-installing all my old programs when I realize I forgot a few very important files on my old harddrive which is now sitting on my lap.

    I don't want to go through the torture of re-installing my old harddrive just to get the few files off.

    So I'm wondering if theres any solution to getting some files off my old MBP 2.5" laptop harddrive?

    Thanks for any help/names of products which I can get shipped overnight delivery hehe.
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Stick the old drive in a cheap USB/SATA housing and you can read anything off it once connected via USB!

    Not such a huge problem, don't worry.
     
  3. kis macrumors 65816

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    why don't you buy an external USB case for it? Costs about 40$ but will let you use your old harddrive as a normal external drive once you've copied over your stuff and formatted it.

    peter
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    That's two other people saying the same thing..
    I must be thinking the correct solution! ;-)
     
  5. darkus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone! ... and this is why this is the best forum i've ever been a part of!
     
  6. kis macrumors 65816

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    we all posted within 6 minutes - when I started typing nobody else had written anything :) Anyway, as long as we all agree, we can consider the issue solved.
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Your welcomed. Enjoy your new upgrade.

    OMG.. You have too much time!! :D
    Did you really count how long it took us all to respond? :eek:
     
  8. kis macrumors 65816

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    umm, no - I just looked at the time stamp of your messages :)
     

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