Hi...I'm new here, and I hope I've selected the correct forum for my question.
To elaborate on my Topic Title, I have a couple of old desktops, one not too old laptop, and a couple of REALLY OLD laptops that no longer work (various issues, some hardware, some op sys issues)...but, it was always cheaper and more fun to get new stuff than get them fixed). I am planning to get all the hardware to a recycler, but I would really like to save the pictures and maybe some documents from all of the hard drives, if it's not too difficult or expensive.
I would like some ideas on how best to do this. Since none of the computers are operable, I will remove the hard drives, that's not a problem. Is there some external device out there that doesn't cost a fortune to which I can hook up to the old hard drives (remember, both desktop AND laptop drives) that will allow me to see what's on the old drives and transfer what I want to my nice, new HP desktop running Windows 10? If so, will it work on a hard drive which won't boot up? (I'm pretty sure at least one of the devices has some op sys problems...going back to an old XP desktop!)
I thank you for your input.