My laptop is down and won't boot. I have another thread started to work that out, but in the mean time the hard drives appear to be ok and I would like to transfer the files on the D drive of my laptop to my desktop. The laptop D drive is a physically separate hard drive.
I've purchased a USB Bridge Cable (it will arrive tomorrow), but from what I'm reading I need to install the software on both computers for this to work. The cable I purchased is this one and comes with the software "in" the cable. Considering that my laptop starts but won't boot, will I still be able to do this? I supposed it'd be hoping for too much to be able to install the software on the laptop using the cable from the desktop.
If not, is there a way to access the data files relatively easily?
Side note: I've been wanting the capability to transfer like this for some time, so it's not money wasted. I'll use it anyway.