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 CPUs Authority Laptop Expert 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse C00lIT CPUs Expert 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... | Report abuse welshmousepk CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Can you connect a desktop to your laptop to retieve files> Related ressources: ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop pc and transfer files ForumHow to transfer files from laptop PC to desktop PC ForumHOW TO CONNECT A LAPTOP A DESKTOP TO TRANSFER FILES ForumConnect laptop to desktop PC ForumCan I connect my laptop to my desktop to retrieve files ? ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? ForumConnect To Desktop Problems.. Can't read files .. ForumCannot connect desktop (wired) & laptop (wireless) ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop pc and transfer files Forum[Solved] How to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? ForumConnect laptop tp pc desktop using wifi ForumHelp to connect laptop to desktop pc using lan cable ForumConnecting ONE DESKTOP AND LAPTOP THROUGH LAN FOR SHARING FILES TRANSFER ForumPSU Help ForumI am Buying a gaming laptop help PLEASE!!! ForumWhat can i do with an old laptop screen? Forum[Solved] Can I power up a PSU without hooking up a MB? Forum[Solved] Help with Dell Desktop and Windows Vista More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !