laptop hard drive - need to transfer files to pc

  lisa_gedo 11:37 01 May 2009

i cannot charge laptop as the connection inside is broken. I need to transfer the documents from the hard drive to my desktop pc.

The laptop has a 120gb SATA drive running Vista but my desktop is XP and doesn't have SATA.

What will i need to connect the laptop hard drive to pc, can this be done via a USB so i don't need to undo my pc again ? thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:09 01 May 2009

click here

slot in the drive
connect to the UBS port on your desk top

You may need to take possession of the files to read them on your XP system if so:

Access Files
If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.
To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.
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Access Files XP Home
Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
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click here and click on the link at part one and download the required program.
Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

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