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How to get my files off my old IDE drive?

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August 25, 2010 1:48:59 AM

so my family has an old dell dimension xps t500 running windows 98. I want to know how i can get the files off of it. It wont recognize a usb storage device and it olny has dial-up internet... does anyone know how i can accomplish this. could i plug it into my gigabyte ma69g-s3h board and copy the files from there?

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August 25, 2010 5:10:10 AM

yes take the ide drive off, and if your PC has ide ports, connect it and copy the files. otherwise get ide to usb converter (its like external enclosure) plug your hdd in and copy the files.
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August 25, 2010 5:15:48 AM

looks like your board has an IDE slot, so you should be able to plug in your drive and copy the files onto another drive
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August 25, 2010 12:51:28 PM

ok but would i boot into my normal sata drive on my computer? if so would the ide drive show up in 'my computer' where it shows "local disc (C:) " or something like that?

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August 25, 2010 12:53:23 PM

it turned my c drive symbol into a smiley face :o  ^
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August 25, 2010 2:48:33 PM

yes.

C is your disk with windows. it will show as D if you have nothing else installed like optical drive etc etc.
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August 25, 2010 6:33:08 PM

Fetal said:
yes.

C is your disk with windows. it will show as D if you have nothing else installed like optical drive etc etc.


thanks very much I was able to copy all of my files to my c drive
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September 4, 2010 1:19:35 AM

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