[Solved] Importing from my old PC

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[Solved] Importing from my old PC

Postby jmp8 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:15 am

I just bought a new PC. My old one had Open Office and I had a lot of information stored on it. Can I import my files to this PC? My old one cannot be turned on and I am not very techie. Thanks for any help anyone can give me!
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Re: Importing from my old PC

Postby robleyd » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:14 am

If you can't turn on your old computer then you will not be able to do anything with it if as you say "I am not very techie".

However, it may be possible to put your old hard drive in another computer and then copy your files; this of course would need to be done by someone experienced in such matters. Possibly the place you purchased your new machine might be able to help.
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Re: Importing from my old PC

Postby Zizi64 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:32 am

For the future: Always create more than one backup copy of your important files onto different type removable media: Thumb drive, USB HDD/SSD, Cloud, CD/DVD, another PC... etc.
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Re: Importing from my old PC

Postby RoryOF » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:14 am

If you can obtain access to your files they will read with OpenOffice on your new computer. If the old computer cannot be turned on, then as robleyd says the hard drive can be transferred to another computer and the files copied. However, if the hard drive itself has failed you are in to very (read: extremely) expensive data recovery. You should consult with a local computer shop, where you have one to one interaction with a technician (not a sales-suit).
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Re: Importing from my old PC

Postby jmp8 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:19 am

Thank you everyone. My daughter came over this evening and took my old PC home. She apparently knows how to get to the hard drive and transfer things. Thanks again!
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