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How to recover data from hard drive removed from my iBook

Hi. I just removed the hard drive from my old iBook G3 (clamshell), but I don't have another Mac available to recover my data to. I already have an Universal Drive Adapter, but my current computer is a Win7 laptop. I tried connecting it, and i hear the noise of the hard drive but nothing else happens. Is there a way for my Windows laptop to recognize the data?

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Unfortuneately, no. Windows cannot read Mac. But, Mac can read Windows. There may be a program on the Internet that will convert your old info to Windows but I don't know where you would look. Short of printing it all and reentering it, you're stuck with the incompatibility.

You might try saving your text documents as Word documents on a Flash drive. Then you could read them and possibly save them on the Windows PC. That would work for anything in Microsoft Office. You have a few corrections so be sure to check your documents. I would think Adobe is Adobe on both. If you have something Apple specific. . . I've had some luck on the Internet but not much. Most of it comes out garbled.

Good Luck.

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I know there are some extensions that make that possible (read Mac drives on a Win computer). I just need to access the files so I can move them to a flash drive.

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Is your old iBook dead?? If so, can you borrow a Mac to remove the data? There are places that will pull the data off for you but it is pretty expensive. Have you talked to your local computer shop?

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