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Tansfering files from one hard drive to another


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#1 tut2734

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

I have a Fujitsu Table PC Lifebook T Series. I need to do a recovery disk on the computer as the windows program failed. I can't log into windows it shuts down after the windows logo. I would like to transfer my files from the hard drive to a home computer which is a dell also operating on windows xp. I was wondering if anyone could take me through the steps to transfer my files if this is possible. Thank you for your forthcoming help.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:16 PM

I have a Fujitsu Table PC Lifebook T Series. I need to do a recovery disk on the computer as the windows program failed. I can't log into windows it shuts down after the windows logo. I would like to transfer my files from the hard drive to a home computer which is a dell also operating on windows xp. I was wondering if anyone could take me through the steps to transfer my files if this is possible. Thank you for your forthcoming help.

Seth

It's impossible to transfer files from a lap top to a desktop HDD, and vise versa.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:24 PM

Do you or anyone else know how to do it between two laptops then? If this is the case?

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:14 PM

Get a USB flash drive, put the folders/files on it & you can put them on any laptop or desktop with a USB port.

I have a 8GB Lexar i got at Officemax for $20.
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:24 PM

If by "my files" you mean either installed programs or the O/S...it's not going to happen.

Data files, no problem.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:30 PM

I should have paid a little more attention to what I was reading.

The one you want the files off of won't start.

If it has a SATA hard drive & the3 desktop has SATA connectors you can simply hook it up & access it.

If it is a IDE drive you will need a IDE laptop drive to standard IDE adapter.
Then you can simply unplg the CD drive in the desktop & plug in the HD .
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:10 PM

I should have paid a little more attention to what I was reading.

The one you want the files off of won't start.

If it has a SATA hard drive & the3 desktop has SATA connectors you can simply hook it up & access it.

If it is a IDE drive you will need a IDE laptop drive to standard IDE adapter.
Then you can simply unplg the CD drive in the desktop & plug in the HD .

/facepalm
laptop hard drives aren't SATA or IDE, they have their own special connections :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove: :cool:

Edited by 21stCenturyBreakdown, 08 June 2009 - 10:11 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:19 PM

"laptop hard drives aren't SATA or IDE, they have their own special connections "

You are mistaken.

Shop for a laptop hard drive. :thumbsup:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...top-Hard-Drives


Interface
ATA-62010150380 1035907889 (14) = IDE AKA PATA
SATA 1.5Gb/s2010150380 1035907918 (16)
SATA 3.0Gb/s2010150380 1035915133 (45

Edited by fairjoeblue, 08 June 2009 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:02 AM

"laptop hard drives aren't SATA or IDE, they have their own special connections "

You are mistaken.

Shop for a laptop hard drive. :flowers:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...top-Hard-Drives


Interface
ATA-62010150380 1035907889 (14) = IDE AKA PATA
SATA 1.5Gb/s2010150380 1035907918 (16)
SATA 3.0Gb/s2010150380 1035915133 (45

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That doesn't mean they work in regular computers... :trumpet: :inlove: :cool: :thumbsup:

Edited by 21stCenturyBreakdown, 09 June 2009 - 07:03 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:33 AM

A SATA laptop hard drive will work in a desktop system...because the connections are the same.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/9378/1 Read second to last paragraph.

A PATA laptop hard drive will not work by direct connection to a desktop...but it can be put in a USB device and then accessed via a USB port on the desktop. Or users can employ other conversion devices which basically allow the two different connection points to interface/work properly.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:27 AM

hamluis is 100% correct.

I have a external USB hard drive enclosure I have used to retrieve folders/files off of IDE hard drives for years.
I have a small apapter that makes laptop IDE hard drives work with a desktop IDE connection so I can use them in the enclosure also.


From post #6 ,

"If it is a IDE drive you will need a IDE laptop drive to standard IDE adapter.
Then you can simply unplug the CD drive in the desktop & plug in the HD .
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:22 PM

http://techreport.com/articles.x/9378/1 Read second to last paragraph.

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