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    • guy999
    • By guy999 30th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
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    Old hard drive connect to PC
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
    Old hard drive connect to PC 30th Nov 17 at 12:52 PM
    Hi
    Trying to find some old O2 emails, which i believe should be on my old PC which is dead, now scrapped. Was an old HP Pavilion from around 2003.
    Anyway have the hard drive which i know you can connect to a usb to access files from it but unsure cheapest way to do as files may not be on.
    Its a western digital wd4400-eb -11cpfo. IDE. 40GB
    About 10cm wide by 2.5cm thick.

    Can anyone recommend a solution for this ?

    Many thanks
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 30th Nov 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:05 PM
    Have you tried googling "HDD caddy's"?

    What PC do you have now? If it's a desktop you may be able to connect it to the ribbon connector as an additional HDD, dependant on the connector.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 30th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
    HDD docking station
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-3-5ESATA-IDE-SATA-OTB-HUB-USB-HDD-Docking-Station-Hard-Drive-Card-Reader/331387760681?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.M BE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D89905e a6f688437f8181bff5e3ccc28e%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D5 %26rkt%3D30%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D192312643180&_trks id=p2385738.c100677.m4598
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 30th Nov 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:23 PM
    Use an old hard drive connector.
    • guy999
    • By guy999 30th Nov 17, 1:35 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:35 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:35 PM
    Thanks for replies.
    Yes, aware you can use a HDD caddy and its probably a 3.5 inch IDE one but wasn't sure, didn't want to waste time/ money on wrong one, since its 15 years old probably quite rare now.
    Only have a laptop now.
    Will order Cisco001 recommendation
    Thanks again
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 30th Nov 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:54 PM
    The problem isn't connecting the hard drive but accessing the emails. If you were using Outlook Express unless you specifically saved each individual email to the HDD they're stored in a database file, such as inbox.dbx, so you'd need to find a way to open that.

    Outlook and Windows Mail don't support DBX files, Windows Live Mail is no longer available.
    • guy999
    • By guy999 30th Nov 17, 4:08 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:08 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:08 PM
    Tarambor, my plan after accessing the hard drive was to import the old outlook database (pst?)into a new version of outlook on my laptop.
    Have done this before , but will need to google to see how to do it!
    Last edited by guy999; 30-11-2017 at 4:14 PM.
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