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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 3 months ago

Old Hard drives I need your help?

How would you go about getting the info from old hard drives onto a new hardrive? Also what about restoring a wiped out hard drive? Is there free software to do so?

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  • 3 months ago
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    recavua (from makers of ccleaner),only on windows

    info, if os drive = clone it, if not = command/control + C command/control + V

  • 3 months ago

    ok so matthew is wrong with the wiped drive. With a zero wiped drive no data has EVER been recovered (you can at most recover small percentages of data but nothing to form a single file). There is NO way to recover data from a truly wiped drive. If you just formatted it then you can still recover the data.

    for the old drives, just get an adapter to connect them to your computer. there are hundreds online.

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  • 3 months ago

    First off let's deal with the wiped out hard drive if your hard drive is wiped out as in zeroed you would need an electron microscope to recover such a thing. now it's fairly easy to get the data off of a viable old hard drive onto a new one you purchase a USB hard drive interface off of eBay for about $10 plug the thing into the old hard drive plug it into your new computer and just transfer the data like you would a USB drive. But there is no viable way to recover a hard drive that has been wiped out and expect anything of quality to come back the pictures will be all blurry the songs will be all nasty sounding. But if it is a criminal matter the police can take one of those hard drives and examine it under an electron microscope and reconstruct the data that cost hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

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  • 3 months ago

    How old, and what is the interface EIDE, SATA, or even older!

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  • WayneH
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Purchase an external hard drive case with USB connector.  Put the old HD into the case and plug the USB cord into the USB port on the PC.  Open Explorer and navigate to the old HD.  Drag and drop the files you want onto the new HD.

    Not sure what you mean by restoring the old HD.  You can format it while it's plugged into the working PC.  That will wipe it and make it ready for use.

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  • Rick
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    take it to your computer doctor ..............................

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