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Scan my PC harddrive with my laptop


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pagandad

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HI-
I would like to scan my PC's harddrive with a recovery program on my laptop to try to recover some pic's that were lost when i had to reformat. The program can't run on the drive it's scanning. through my network connection i can scan shared files but not the harddrive itself. Can you tell me how to hook them up so i can do this? Any help would be appreciated. My 4 yr olds b-day pics were lost :)
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Put it in an external caddy then plug that into a USB port. It will need its own power source. Then you can run data recovery from the laptop and tell it to work on the new drive E/F/G/whatever.
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An external caddy, I'll look for one. Any way to do this w/o pulling the HD out???
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you'll have to take the drive out to be able to scan it from another computer

as a note....file recovery POST FORMAT is very unreliable...so don't get your hopes up....it's possible...and depending on the scenario it can work....but it's not a guaranteed process
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Thank you -
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You could just run it from a Flash Drive.
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hmmmmm........ well , the first time i ran it w/out reading up on it and the results were very BAD!!!!!! The PC started crashing randomly(BSOD and instant black screen restart) with video card and memory errors. An intressting idea but I don't think I'm gonna try it . I'm gonna get an IDE/SATA to USB 2.0 cable anyway but thanks for the input.
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