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#1 Southcliffe


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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:36 AM

The power socket on my old laptop has come loose from the motherboard for the second time and while I am waiting for someone to repair it I need access to the data. Most of it is backed up to Mozy online (although I'm having login problems here) but some is on a different partition (including password keychain). I'm using a new laptop at present, both are Toshibas running Windows 7 Home but they are different models. I could swap hard disks but I presume that that would mean that I would have to reinstall windows 7 but wouldn't that then screw up the partition on which I have the programmes and any data there? Would it be best to just use an external disk enclosure to access the information?

BTW, does anyone know where password keychain keeps the encrypted data?


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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:40 AM

Hi Southcliffe, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Connecting the hdd via an external enclosure definitely would be your best option.

Installing the hdd into another computer is not a good idea. This could damage the operating system to the extent of needing startup repair, or a complete installation of the operating system.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:33 AM

What model is your Toshiba?

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