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Can you connect a desktop to your laptop to retieve files

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a b à CPUs
December 18, 2009 5:30:27 PM

my hard drive wont load all the way keeps restarting. Won' load in safe mode either. Trying to find a way to retieve the files, some important. Hadn't backed up for a long time..:(  Help!

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December 18, 2009 6:41:45 PM

So if you want to connect the laptop's hdd to your desktop, you can buy a 2.5" hdd enclosure. Just take out the hdd from the laptop, put it in this enclosure which will be connected through usb. This way you can access the hdd.
a b à CPUs
December 18, 2009 7:40:06 PM

if your laptop won't boot, then no.

but you can remove the HDD and place it in a 2.5" enclosure, or get a Sata-USB adapter. both fairly cheap, and will allow you to access the data on the HDD from your desktop.

that is, privding the HDD actually still works.