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Need to recover files from totally dead PC

\015 My very ancient desktop PC finally gave up the ghost and I now have a laptop. I want some of the files from my old PC. Is there some gadget I can get to attach the hard drive to my laptop so I can get my pictures and word/excel docs? Or can I put the hard drive into another desktop and access the files I want that way (I could email them to myself).\015

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You can remove the desktop hard drive and install it into an external USB drive enclosure ($12 ~ $20 Best Buy, Fry's, OfficeMax/Depot).
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\015\012You will now have an external USB drive that you can plug into your laptop. It will appear as Drive E:, most likely.
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