how do i read a 3.5 hdd

By skull_rx3
Aug 16, 2006
  1. ok here is the deal. i am currently using a laptop and i have an old pc's hard drive. i want to be able to veiw everything that is on the 3.5 and make copies of the stuff i need off of it. right i have it setup like an external and the reading is extermly limited. i tried all the settings from master to slave bt still only get the same files. can this be been? if so plaease let me know how step by step.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you know the size of drive and the system reports the correct size
    are you missing files ??
    use if you can xp pro version in security tab take possesion of drive
    if xp home you have to boot in safe mode to do this
    a little unclear what you need to do
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    get a usb to IDE adapter with a 3.5 converter. You can use the HD externally to get info off of it.
  4. skull_rx3

    skull_rx3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am try to use it externally but i am limited on the files i can acsess
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