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    emac A1002 1955 help
    Hi

    A friend of mine has an emac A1002 1955 which has not been working for a few years and has been stored away. They think that there are lots of photos stored on the hard drive and wish to try and obtain them.

    My question is; Is it possible to remove the hard drive and put into an external enclosure?
    The next part is the killer; would a windows PC recognise the hard drive as an external drive to allow me to search through it. Or would only another mac computer be able to do it ?

    Hope my question is understandable

    Thanks in advance

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    You can get the drive out, http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...expansion.html

    But a windows PC cannot access or read the drive

    But a PC can - as long as you run it using Ubuntu, either by installing a smallish Ubuntu partition, or running Ubuntu off a live CD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spigler View Post

    My question is; Is it possible to remove the hard drive and put into an external enclosure?
    Most definitely...this can be done with any hard drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spigler View Post
    The next part is the killer; would a windows PC recognise the hard drive as an external drive to allow me to search through it. Or would only another mac computer be able to do it ?
    You would be best using another Mac (there must be someone around with another Mac).

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Unfortunately i dont know any other mac user and i am not one either.

    The ubuntu partition sounds plausible. however i am not that great with software. so would this be a challenging thing to do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spigler View Post
    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Unfortunately i dont know any other mac user and i am not one either.
    Since you posted this thread for "a friend"...maybe your friend knows other Mac Users.

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Since you posted this thread for "a friend"...maybe your friend knows other Mac Users.

    - Nick
    Well she is even less savvy than i am and i said " dont worry leave it with me"
    And geographically its a bit of a distance

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    make an unbuntu live CD and use this to boot your pc and you'll have no problem accessing the data.

    I recommend 9.04 as it'll run on anything Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spigler View Post
    Well she is even less savvy than i am...
    Yikes...that could be scary!

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