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[100% Working] How to Get Data off an Old Hard Drive

Updated on Apr 09, 2019 by Brithny to Disk/Partition Clone

Summary:
This post will help you get data off an old hard drive with EaseUS Disk Copy. This popular disk copy tool provides a reliable and time-saving solution to PC clone and migration. Simply follow the steps below to get data off an old hard drive.

How Can I Get Data off an Old Hard Drive

"I've been using PCs for many years, and I have an old hard drive from the previous computer. I want to make sure that I can get all of the data off the old hard drive. However, the problem is that I can't enter the Windows operating system of the previous computer.
 
Besides, pulling out the old hard drive and connecting it to the new computer seems rather difficult for me. Is it possible for me to copy all the data of the hard drive without booting into Windows OS? If it's possible, please tell me how to get all my data off an old hard drive! Thanks!"

Copy Data from an Old Hard Drive With EaseUS Disk Copy

Sometimes, Window computer is prone to dead for one reason or another. When the problem occurs, users' greatest concern is how to get data off their hard drives without booting into Windows. 

In this post, we strongly advise you to copy data from an old hard drive with the help of EaseUS Disk Copy

 

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It is a prominent disk cloning utility, and it fully supports HDD cloning even when you can't boot into your operating system. So you can achieve the purposes in the following.

How to Getting Data off an Old Hard Drive

The old HDD cloning takes two procedures. First, create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive; second, start cloning the old HDD by using the bootable device.

Restart your computer and press "F2" while booting up PC to enter BIOS. Set the first Boot Device in BIOS as - CD-ROM (bootable CD/DVD) or Removable device (USB bootable disk) and restart the computer. Then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.

Click "Disk Mode" and select the hard drive that you want to copy or clone. Click "Next" to continue.

select the hard drive that you want to clone

Step 2: Select the destination disk.

Note: The destination disk should be at least the same big or even larger than the source disk if you want to copy or clone the source hard disk.

select the destination disk

Step 3: Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

confirm the message

Step 4: Check and edit the disk layout.

If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to Check the option if the target is SSD.

check the diak layout

Step 5: Click "Proceed" to start the hard drive cloning process.

click proceed to start the cloning process