How to Recover your Programs, Files, Accounts from a Broken Computer

Best methods for recovering programs, files, accounts from a broken computer, all you need is to launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and then retrieve data from a hard drive. Read this article and view how to recover files from dead computer.

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⏱️Duration 2-5 minutes
?Operation Difficulty Low

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?Target Users
  • Beginners
  • Experienced users
?Operating System Supported
  • Windows 11/10/8/7
  • Windows XP/Vista

In this article, you will get the way out how to recover your programs, accounts, and files from a broken computer to another new, undamaged computer. We can help you fix these three cases:

  • Your computer can not start or has hardware malfunction, including mainboard, graphics card, and display damage.
  • Your PC can not start or load Windows properly.
  • Your computer is totally broken except for the hard drive, and you want to switch to the new system.

As long as your hard drive is not damaged, then you get the chance to move data off your hard drive. If your needs match one of the scenarios, you can use the EaseUS Todo PCTrans to retrieve data from a hard drive. In the body part, you will learn what would have caused a broken computer in detail and follow the guide to get files/programs/accounts off a broken computer/laptop.

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Causes of a Broken Computer

Before reading this step-by-step guide, we will dig out what reasons cause you to recover your programs, files, and accounts from a broken computer. You may encounter those issues in your daily life:

  • Splash water on the laptop: Does it irritate you that you happened to spill water on the device at work? The water may damage the main components, such as the keyboard. Turn off the power first, and remove the battery. Put the notebook keyboard down and use a paper towel to absorb the visible water on the surface. If it is not work, you can use the EaseUS Todo PCTrans to recover what you need from the broken computer.
  • Broken computer screen: Broken computer screen is one of the most common physical damage. If that scene happens, shut it down and send it to repair. Fortunately, your data is not completely lost. Take out the hard drive and migration files to another PC.
  • The computer won’t turn on: This may be caused by poor contact between the memory module and the motherboard memory slot. Or the memory bar is damaged, or the motherboard memory slot is damaged, which may also cause this failure. 
  • Computer virus infection: Malware may steal your important file and even delete your core files, which hinder normal operation. 

How to Recover Data from the Broken Computer

Utilizing the EaseUS Todo PCTrans, you can rescue everything from your undamaged hard drive. Follow the detailed guide to rescue the desired apps, files, and settings. You can retrieve the data from a broken computer to an external storage device or another computer. Its "PC to PC" feature can help you take out all the important data, such as photos, work files, private data, apps, and even the app settings, to a new PC. You don't need to reinstall the programs on the new PC with its help. Download it and have a try.

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Step 1. Take out the disk from the old PC.

  • Disconnect the power supply. Please take out the battery if it is a laptop.
  • Open the case to see the hard disk in the old PC.
  • Disassemble the shell by using a screwdriver to find the hard disk.
  • Disconnect the hard disk and cable, then take out the hard disk.

Step 2. Connect the hard disk to the new PC.

Multiple connection methods:

  • USB hard disk drive Enclosure:  Use this special device to connect the old disk and the Enclosure, and then connect to the new PC by USB.
  • USB hard disk drive Adapter: It is a device like a "Cable". One end is connected to the hard disk, and the other end is connected to the USB port on the new PC.
  • Desktop Computer: If the new PC is a desktop PC, the old disk can be connected as the second disk.

Step 3. Recover/Migrate the applications, files, accounts from the old disk.

1. Download and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Choose "Data Rescue" mode, and click "Start".

open data rescue feature

2. Browse the steps and click "Scan".

data rescue 2

3. Check your disk is connected to the PC. Select the old disk to recover and click "Continue".

data rescue 3

4. Select the desired applications, files, and accounts you want to rescue.

data rescue items

5. Wait for a few seconds to complete data transfer.

data rescue finish

If you are worried about how to remove the computer case with a screwdriver, you can view the tutorial issued by eHowTech or contact us from the homepage.

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About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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