I have an uncle that has asked me to help him with a computer problem. His laptop is stuck in a restart loop which I'm sure can easily be fixed with a chkdsk /r or a reformat. Before I get on to that he has approx 2gb of pictures that he would like to recover. I'm trying to find the best way to transfer these files to another computer. I was able to get puppy linux going on the system but it was my first time getting my feet wet with linux. He had an external hard drive but it was very old. He also had a USB computer link cable. Both sounded like good options but the problem I had was getting drivers installed. Linux isn't my thing and apparently .EXE files don't just execute in linux...
I'm looking for suggestions on recovering these files before I attempt to repair Windows. I was thinking a flash card would work but I'm not sure if they are plug and play with linux. I suppose FTP is also an option but I have never made an attempt to set up a FTP server. Is there a easier way to do this? Will I have any issues with a flash card? Am I going about it this the hard way?
Thanks in advance for everyones input.
Edited by Titan8990, 06 August 2007 - 01:44 PM.