1.    21 Jun 2017 #1

    Recovering Images from Old External Hard Drive


    Just this evening I found the external hard drive used with our last PC. I have not connected it to our current PC in fear of making some dreadful mistake. My goal is to retrieve all jpg image files from that old drive. Note, I use File History to save files from our current PC to a new external hard drive.

    Please list the tasks required to achieve my goal. Thank you.
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  2.    21 Jun 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpatrick View Post
    Just this evening I found the external hard drive used with our last PC. I have not connected it to our current PC in fear of making some dreadful mistake. My goal is to retrieve all jpg image files from that old drive. Note, I use File History to save files from our current PC to a new external hard drive.

    Please list the tasks required to achieve my goal. Thank you.
    Hi.
    Sounds like a simple task.
    Plug in your old HDD, and "open folder to view files".
    Open a second folder and navigate to the destination on your new computer where you want to put the pictures.
    Locate the pictures on the old HDD and copy/paste to the new destination.
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  3.    22 Jun 2017 #3
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    Some further tips.
    1. Buy an external USB drive caddy then you can just plug in that old HDD and use it for backups.
    2. Beware of booting with the old HDD connected - it probably has active Windows partitions which can confuse the boot process. If you don't need to boot from the old HDD again, you can set partitions to inactive in Diskpart or using a tool like Minitool Partition Wizard.
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