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Laptop Disk recover infection risk?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:36 AM

I searched the fora, but didn't come across anythign quite like my question, so excuse me if this is a repeat, but...

I'm about to use a drive cage to recover a non-bootable laptop drive for a friend of mine. Were it myself, I wouldn't worry, but I'm concerned that her crash was caused by a virus/malware. If I do nothing more than move the contents of her HD to my HD, and then to another external for her, is my computer at risk for picking up a virus (assuming I don't actually run any executables from her disk)? Would it be more prudent to do a full scan of her HD as soon as I connect it? The only things she needs back are image files and Lightroom catalogs, so I feel FAIRLY secure, but not toally. Thoughts?

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