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Mac as I understand they have less trouble with malware

That is true since most users use Windows. Malware programmers try to hit the largest population, so less people are trying to exploit Mac than Windows.

It shouldn't be a problem with files. I am 90% sure that Macs can read from NTFS partitions. Going to a Mac may be a problem to some programs that only run under Windows, but you will usually find a Mac equivalent of that program.
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    Kraków my love :)

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With data files, not at all.
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Thanks for your help. I just had an awful thought, is it possible that i tried to install ordinary windows over my NTFS partition?? Would that matter...and what impact might it have on recovery of my data?
Thanks again.
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You have to backup your data first. Then, you have to run that HD test to see, if reinstalling Windows is worth your effort.
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Then, you have to run that HD test to see, if reinstalling Windows is worth your effort.

This is the important part. Try using Seatools as said in my previous post.
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Just to update my progress so far, I decided to install my old Seagate as a master and the newer WD as a slave. I was able to get my data off including all my photos and emails PTL Hooray!!! I haven't run diagnostics on the disk yet, but now I am back online, will do so soon. Thanks for all your suggestions.
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Good going :)
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Good Job! :)
Run the diagnostics and post the results.
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