Can you connect a desktop to your laptop to retieve files Tags: CPUs Laptops Safe Mode Connection Desktops Hard Drives Last response: December 18, 2009 7:40 PM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs a b D Laptop 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! More about : connect desktop laptop retieve files hefox 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. m 0 l C00lIT a b à CPUs December 18, 2009 6:46:59 PM Or you can get one of those to run any existing harddrives http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/categor... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer welshmousepk 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to connect laptop to desktop pc and transfer files Forum [Solved] How to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? Forum How to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? Forum How to connect laptop to desktop pc and transfer files Forum HOW TO CONNECT A LAPTOP A DESKTOP TO TRANSFER FILES Forum Can I connect my laptop to my desktop to retrieve files? Forum How do I send files over to my laptop using a ethernet cable connected to my Desktop PC?? Forum How do I get my files from dead desktop's hard drive - connected it to my laptop but it says files not shared...where do I ent Forum Connecting ONE DESKTOP AND LAPTOP THROUGH LAN FOR SHARING FILES TRANSFER Forum SolvedBest way to share files between desktop and laptop Forum SolvedDesktop without wireless pci card or usb wireless adapter can connect to WiFi through laptop internet sharing connection? Forum SolvedTransfering files from desktop hard drive to new laptop's hard drive and preparing for new hardware? Forum SolvedConnect an ATA Laptop HDD to desktop Forum Solvedhow can i share files of my laptop to my new desktop PC ? Forum SolvedHow to move files from laptop to desktop? Forum SolvedLaptop can't Connect to Internet when Desktop is Connected Forum Solvedis it possible to connect a desktop HDD to a laptop HDD Forum Solvedcannot copy large files from desktop to laptop Forum SolvedLaptop can't connect to internet. Desktop can ping laptop, but laptop can't ping any computer on home network. Forum Solvedwould it be possible to connect a desktop cooler master fan to a toshiba laptop satelite l505 ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !