how to copy files from an old removed hard dr

Wd Caviar 80gb hard drive
January 11, 2010 at 11:24:40
Specs: vista home premium
Hi, I had a mobo melt down and had to replace my system. So I did a rebuild an up-dated everything but my optical drives. Now I need to recover some files from the old hard drive. But I have no way to connect tothe new computer. I have a slightly older one with an IDE connector available. I connected it and can boot into either vista or xp. But I am unable to copy any of the xp files. I do not want to clone this older system, just pull files I need from the drive then re-format it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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January 11, 2010 at 13:05:09
Why can't you copy the files?

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 11, 2010 at 14:34:21
They sell hard drive enclosures for about $40.00 You can learn
how or what's needed for your IDE hard drive.

connect to your new computer as a slave. If it's Sata you
will need an adapter.
That's about all I know about this subject.

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