Re: Data Recovery
I have had to do this several times.
MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE TWO DRIVES ARE BOTH JUMPERED AS
If you cannot boot from your known working drive after installing the 2nd drive, shut down, remove the 2nd drive.
If you have a modern enough computer, with a usb port, buy or borrow an external disk "cradle" or "holder".
Fire up your primary master as usual. Once the desktop is up and operational, attach the usb cable to the broken drive. Power up the 2nd drive.
Places/Computer and see if your drive is listed. Highlight the drive, right click and select mount. Open or browse the drive.
You should see your "old"
folder. Copy it onto your desktop of the primary master and cut and paste from there.
I can't recommend pasting the "old" home over the "new" home. It may take a few minutes to open the "new" home in a file manager window and then to open the "old" home in a separate file manager window, but then you can "select all" in the "old" and COPY (not cut) the files into the "new" home.
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