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    battlezone said:
    You recommended using Paragon, bu I believe this is software for the Mac, so that I can write to NTFS-formatted drives.
    Nope it is Windows software (and for read only access it is free). They also make NTFS drivers you can install on Mac but obviously you don't want that.

    These are the programs you should consider - they are all drivers you install on Windows so it can see your Mac formatted drives.

    I'm making the assumption here you are buying a new Windows PC with enough disk(s) to copy the data you want. You'll then format these new disks NTFS format using this new Windows PC. My apologies if I'm misunderstanding.

    If this is the case then install your chosen Paragon driver on your new Windows PC. Plug in your old Mac formatted backup drive(s). You can then quite simply (using Windows File Explorer) copy whatever you want to your new Windows NTFS formatted drives. You can do this at individual file or directory level and copy this data either onto your new Windows PC internal drives or whatever other drives you have connected as you wish.

    Once you've done that and you are happy you have everything you want you can either save the old Apple drives as backup or reformat them on your Windows machine and use them for whatever you want. You can then (if you want) uninstall the Paragon drivers.

    That is what I'd do. I realize I've only mentioned Paragon - I've tried all other HFS drivers I'm aware of over the years and they are all inferior in my experience - I certainly don't work for Paragon or anything :)

    Another thing to consider is If you have a modern-ish Mac with soldered on SSD (like me) then getting data off that would be pretty hard if it is dead and doesn't start up. You might want to consider what to do with it if it has private data on it. If you sell it or chuck it the data will still be there and could (most likely) be retrieved. If you can't repair it perhaps smashing it would be better than just throwing it away or selling it on ebay. That is altogether another matter though of course but something to consider.
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    Thanks for the very clear information, it is very helpful.

    My dead Mac only has a spinny drive. I am not too concerned with getting any data off it, because all data is on two backup drives. Also, I have tried and succeeded in gaining access to the data on the defective mini by using another Mac and Target Disk Mode. As far as private data goes, I always disassemble and physically destroy the platter of the drive.

    Thanks again!
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