How do you transfer hard drive info when computer doesn't work?
My old PC shut down and it won't even power up. I recently received a new macbook pro for college. I'm completely happy with it, but I have numerous pictures that i did not have a chance to save from my old computer. Is there anyway to take the info off the old hard drive of the computer that won't power on? Or would I have to take it to a computer specialist? If so how much would that be?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
got a buddy with a PC that works? take the drive out & take it to them. have them copy the data off & burn to DVD or Thumb drive. if it was password protected, you may need to reassign the file permissions to the friends PC logon. Microsoft gives an explanation on how. & you do not need the old password.
- Albert WLv 71 decade ago
You can purchase a hard drive enclosure and install your old hard drive inside.
They come with their own power supply and get one with a USB inout/output that you can plug into your new computer.
There is a link below for some enclosures or you can buy one at Office Max or any electronics store.
Then you can also use the external drive for backup.
Hope this helps,