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Retrieving Pics from dropped laptop.


Conny
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Hi all, my daughter has dropped her laptop. Sony Viao, O/S Vista and can't access her pictures on Picassa. There are probably other things she can't access but her pictures are of her two children and she doesn't have a back up copy. Someone suggested taking the H/D out and connecting to her new laptop with a cable. Can anyone give me more information so I can help her to retrieve them? Many thanks in advance because I know you always come up trumps.

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retep888™

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Yes if the laptop HDD wasn't damaged during the drop then you can open and retrieve the files.

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onthelimit1

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Exactly - I do it all the time in similar situations. It does, of course, rely on the HDD being serviceable.

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Conny

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Thanks Lads. Will give it a go later in the week when daughter gets the cable.

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Conny

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Sorry, can't see the button to click this is resolved. Can anyone help? It says it is at the end of the thread but I can't see it. What does it look like?

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Conny

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Forget that last post. I've found it, the tick on the right. I do miss that simple box we used to have. LOL!

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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  1. will it boot?
    1. if sector is damaged on drive and pics are in that sector then ulikely to retrive
    2. If wo'nt boot then fit in external case and connect to another machine but make sure you get correct case depending on drive connection its probably a SATA sata case but if the machine is more than 3/4 years old maybe a IDE
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Conny

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Thanks Fruitbat. Not sure if its quite 4 years old. I've only spoken to her on the phone so not sure if it will boot up either, just putting out the feelers for info till I can find out more. Will let you know more when I have it.

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mole44

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A salutary lesson here about backup,go get a clickfree gadget there cheap easy to use and of course use it,i`ve got the dongle that plugs into an external hard drive.I have no connection with clickfree but a backup is good advice anyway, perhaps to late in this case.

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muddypaws

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Tip for the future is to upload all photos to Picasa web albums for an easy back up solution.

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onthelimit1

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I use an adaptor like this It can connect any HDD (SATA/IDE - 2.5/3.5) to the usb port of a PC.

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