A friend has installed my Seagate HD(complete with data, NTFS) from my old computer to my new one as primary slave drive. The drive is recognised in the Bios, and shows up in Disk Management as HEALTHY and ACTIVE, but cannot be seen in Windows Explorer. Any ideas as to how I can access my files? I want to drag and drop them onto my new hard drive.
Interesting thread as I want to do something similar. Would it be simpler to put the HD back into the old PC and connect them together in some way? Perhaps that is the new question - what is the quickest and easiest (and I guess, cheapest) way of hooking two PCs together?
That's plan B, navvyman, and it may well be that I end up getting a file transfer cable. I'd like to avoid this as the drive was well and truly wedged into my old PC, and I may have trouble putting it back.
Meanwhile, as I've excuted Plan A, I'd like to persevere...