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  1. #1

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    Mar 30, 2008
    Unhappy Apologies - but as a Mac user i don't know where else to look for this!
    My partner is, for reasons best known to here, still in the windows world. However she's just had an experience that might help us (me and my son) convert her. But before we get there we need to overcome a bit of a problem. Both the motherboard and the power supply on her you know what machine have gone & I'm trying to get the data off onto my nice safe iMac. I've got the disc hooked into another Xp machine but even with an account name & password identical to her original we can't access the folders in her "My Docs". Any suggestions gratefully accepted!

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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    what sort of imac is it

    your best bet is to get a cheap usb2 enclosure and connect the drive to your imac

    you will be able to read off the disk

    you can always use the enclosure later for back-ups for your macs once you have rescued her data and earned plenty of brownie points in the process

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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    On the old hard disk look under 'Documents and Settings\username\My Documents' It will not show under the GUI 'My Documents' as that is owned by the username on the running computer (and that is unique)
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2008
    USB enclosure / Mac OS reading disc question now - sorry
    OS X will ignore the Windows security?

    (Desktop is a iMac 5,1 also have MacBook Pro2,2 for working on)

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    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2008
    Surrey BC Canada
    Mac Mini 2.5 i5/16Gb/500Gb/Radeon 6630M-256MB
    Yes, just as Dysfunction states, go into old hard drives directory listing, C: \Documents and Settings\%username%\My Documents (where %username% is her user account login name
    This is a multiplatform home !

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