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I built a new Windows 7, Intel i5 system with SATA HD. I wish to transfer data from old IDE HD to the new, SATA HD. I am using a USB to IDE bridge connection to transfer the data. The new computer sees the IDE and indicates the device is working correctly. However, I don't know how to "look into" the IDE and transfer the files I want.

The IDE has been set to slave, master with slave, and master. I use Driver Boost to make sure I have the required drivers.

Where do I go now to locate files on the IDE HD I want to upload?

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It should appear under Computer.
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The drive doesn't show under Computer
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What if you right click on Computer and Select Manage > Disk Management. See it there?
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Under disk management, I see the disk. However, its noted as unknown and not initialized. As the drive came out of an older computer (XP Pro), I don't think it the case.
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That would indicate it is not formatted, or it is corrupted. Are you sure it was working fine before?
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I believe so. I think my nest step will be to remount in its original computer and try from that point.
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Sounds like a plan.
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