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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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Since you posted this thread for "a friend"...maybe your friend knows other Mac Users.

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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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Well she is even less savvy than i am...
Yikes...that could be scary!

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