Repair information on hard drives or hard disks. Hard drives are magnetic data storage devices. They are used in most desktop, laptop, and server due to their low cost and high data density.

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How do I retrieve photos?

how can I retrieve photos and other docs from a Hard drive that I have removed from an old dell dimension desktop that I donated?

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You'll need to plug it into another computer, either internally via SATA/IDE (depends on the drive) or externally using an enclosure (available many places online). Once you plug it in and reboot the computer it should appear as an additional hard drive that you can then backup/copy-paste. If you don't have access to an easily opened desktop I would probably go the enclosure route. Plus when you're done you can wipe the old drive and use it as an extra external hard drive!

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