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How can I access files from another laptop HD with Mint?

Postby Ramesez on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:02 am

I have a hard drive from an old laptop that I would like to get (Windows) files from, then wipe it clean with an install of Linux Mint.
Is there any easy way to do this?
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Re: How can I access files from another laptop HD with Mint?

Postby Neil Edmond on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:14 am

Yes. Put the HDD in a USB enclosure, and connect it to the Mint computer. Mount the drive (if it doesn't automagically mount), and copy your files.
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Re: How can I access files from another laptop HD with Mint?

Postby Ramesez on Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:08 pm

Is that the only way? I was hoping to do this without buying anything. (Just hooking the other HD to my laptop then use a live DVD to get to the files, Mint or otherwise)
If it were a desktop, I would simply run the other HD as a slave and it would then be a simple matter to copy all the files to a flash drive, I could just do that with windows.
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Re: How can I access files from another laptop HD with Mint?

Postby Neil Edmond on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:50 pm

I suppose you could swap hard drives, boot a LiveDVD (if the Windows HDD won't boot in your computer), and copy the files to a USB flash drive. Would that work?
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Re: How can I access files from another laptop HD with Mint?

Postby Ramesez on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:56 am

Neil Edmond wrote:I suppose you could swap hard drives, boot a LiveDVD (if the Windows HDD won't boot in your computer), and copy the files to a USB flash drive. Would that work?


Yes, that's what I want. How do I do this use the latest version of mint?
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