[LMB] AKICOT:L getting files off an old computer

Doctor Nightfall musko_no_kaji at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 19 02:20:22 BST 2011


> I have a computer originally bought in 1993 (486, running Windows 3.1).  I haven't used it in some years but it still has some files that would be useful.  Alas, the floppy drive seems to have died.
> 
> Any suggestions on how to get files off the hard disk?  There's more data than I want to try to send over the net using its rather slow modem.
> 
> I'm in the UK, not far from London.
> 
> Andrew

Yes. Open it up, if youcan, and detatch the hard drive. 

Find an external IDE HD Enclosure, and connect it up.

Connect the new external HD to your newer computer... and it's done.

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