Recovering info from PC hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eb7540, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. eb7540 macrumors newbie

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    I recently killed my PC laptop by spilling liquid on it. It died instantly. I replaced it with a Macbook, which I love, but all my iTunes music files and photos were on the hard drive in the PC laptop. Is any of that information recoverable and capable of being added to my Macbook?:confused:
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    Was the drive dead ? You could try to pull it out and put it in an external enclosure.
     
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    As long as the liquid didnt get into the drive, yes. Buy a USB enclosure, put the drive into it,and you can read it all off onto the Mac, it will just look like another drive. If its NTFS you can only read it (without adding extra software drivers) but as tha'ts all you need to do that doesn't matter (FWIW if its FAT you can read/write to it.)

    If its a reasonable capacity disk you can use it after that for other purposes, maybe backup, whatever, probably reformatting it as Mac native if thats all you now have.
     
  4. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    Use a firewire enclosure as firewire is twice as fast as usb 2.0
     

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