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External hard drive enclosure

Long story short: mother board failure on old pc. Put old pc hard drive in enclosure, to transfer mainly photo files and word doc.s. Windows vista will not let me in on ext. hard drive while trying to view old docs and sets

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  • miller5166 Aug 02, 2008

    thanks proton77, i left another post with more info. i neglected to say it works fine with windows xp.

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Hi,
If you had given a password to windows vista on the the failed system. You would not be able to get into you files if they were saved in default folder like Documents >Pictures >music .
You need to use a data recovery sofware to do the job. A local tech would do the same for around 80$.


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