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    Cant find pics on the old laptop hard drive

    My mates trying to pull files from his old toshiba sata laptop hard drive via a caddy to his new laptop but the pics and music cant be found. Any ideas?

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    what windows version was running on the old laptop ?

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    Try changing the folder options so you can view hidden files.... It may or may not work but its worth a try....

    If its got pistons or tits, its gonna be expensive!!






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    what format were they in, try a wild card search for either *.jpg or *.bmp they are the main formats.
    With Luck it will go OK, but in the end we can only hope.


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    the old hard drive os is XP and the new laptop os is vista. hes tried searching for particular file names but they arent showing. does vista recognise xp files?

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    Tried the default location?

    <drive>\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\My Pictures |

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    Yes mate it should recognise them fine provided he didn't do anything stupid with the file system

    Ill take a bet they are in the "My Pictures" dorectory

    Open windows explorer, open the hard Drive, there should be a "documents and settings" folder, in there there will be a folder with his user name,

    Look around in there for the pics and music

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    Quote Originally Posted by domino View Post
    Tried the default location?

    <drive>\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\My Pictures |
    Beat me to it

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