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How do I extract files from a hard drive?

How do I extract files from a hard drive if I no longer have the desk top pc it went with. That pc was dead. I just want to be able to take mp files off of it. Should I just bring it into a store?

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Yeppers..they can image that onto cd or dvd..

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