Access files from a broken computer's hard drive

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themorgan Posts 67 Registration date Tuesday August 8, 2017 Status Member Last seen September 8, 2017 - Updated on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:06 AM
nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 - Aug 11, 2017 at 04:56 AM
First of all, I want to say "hi!" How are you all?
I have an old laptop with a battery issue and it has stopped working now. I am wondering whether I can still use the old hard drive from it as there are some important files that I have stored there.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,835
Aug 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM
You should be able to use a USB adapter cable to access the drive. It it's a full sized desk top drive then you will need an adapter kit that includes a power supply.

Good Luck
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nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 29
Aug 11, 2017 at 04:56 AM
Hi,

If your hard drive is detected by another laptop then you can easily recover deleted files from that drive. However, if the drive is not been recognized then it is not that easy to recover your data, in such case you need to take help from the data recovery service centre. Alternatively, if the drive is recognizable then you can download the Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery software for recovering your data from that laptop hard drive.

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