March 23, 2016 9:47am CST
Or at least its brain! Using my newest computer I was able to extract all the data from the previous computer's hard drive without issue. I was unable to do it from my laptop for whatever reason, but it worked just fine from the new desktop. All 500 some gigabytes of data that I thought I might have lost I was able to recover to the new computer. Now I am in the process of backing all that recovered data into another, larger hard drive. Maybe down the road I will get even another and store data on that in another location where it would be safe. I'm not sure if I will be restoring the old computer or not. If I do it will wipe out everything on the drive and it would be like new again. However, it would be another machine that is sitting around that I might not be using. I'll have to give it some thought. All I really cared about were the files, and now they are on this new machine. Something to think about.
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23 Mar 16
What did you use for transferring your files from your old computer to a new one? Did you use the facility of Windows Easy Transfer? Since you said that you have successfully transferred your files without an issue, meaning the files are cleaned. Is that so?
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24 Mar 16
I plugged the drive into a hard drive dock and it opened up three windows and I dragged files from the one with my stuff on it. I had to change the security permissions to access the files under my user folder, where the bulk of my data was. I almost thought that wasn't going to work, but it did. Fortunately both the dock and the new computer have USB 3.0. which made the transfer much faster than it would have been otherwise.