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How do I recover the data from the hard drive

I need to remove the hard drive from my old MacBook that crashed. I would like to us a data recovery system to do so but how do I go about this ? What tools will I need to remove the hard drive and recover the data ?

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Please go here and select exactly which machine you have: MacBook Repair

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Without knowing which mac you have I can only help in a general way.If you remove the hard drive you can move it to either a external hard drive enclosure or just use a sata to usb adapter then plug into another computer and transfer the wanted documents. Once again we can offer better assistance if you provide a model and better identify the mac

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Pull it out and and slap it in aa hard drive enclosure and bingo you have a external hard drive with all your favorite files

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would that be a PATA enclosure or an SATA?

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If you empty the Trash the files are gone. If a program does an immediate deletion rather than moving files to the Trash, then the files are gone. Data recovery is possible but you cannot process any additional writing operation to the hard drive but just shut your computer down. Actually when we delete files, the files themselves are not really erased-only the directory entries are deleted. The space which was occupied by the “deleted files” has been returned to the system as available for storage, but in fact that the “deleted files” are still on the drive. But if you write any data into the drive will overwrite the space of the "deleted files" and these files will be lost permanently. Also if you save a file into the hard drive with the same name of one file which has already put into the drive, the old one will be overwritten by the new one and cannot be recovered.

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