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Retrieving data I had the hard drive changed in my Mac Mini. Leopard OS was installed. I saved the old hard drive with Tiger OS on it. Just recently I realized I inadvertently left some data on the old drive. I put the old drive in an HDD enclosure, connected it to the Mini via USB but Leopard will not allow me to open it. What can I do?

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  • themoyers Nov 19, 2009

    Thanks, It's pretty much as I expected.

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If your current hardrive has enough room, I would install Leopard on it and leave Tiger on it too then when you boot up the computer you could choose what OS you need to use to get the information. Another thing you can do is downgrade the operating system to Tiger and then access all of your information and save it on a CD/DVD and then when you are done getting all of the info you just reinstall the Leopard operating system. Hopefully you do not have too much saved on your new harddrive. And finally, you can take the old HD to a computer repair/tech store (Best Buy) and let them retrieve all the information for you and save it on a disc

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