Reading files and folders from a W7 HDD

Reading files and folders from a W7 HDD

I have a HDD from my now ex-W7 pc which has a whole lot of files and images I need to lift.
I have hooked the drive (sata) to my XP pc and tried to access them, but - unsurprisingly - they are not accessible straight off...
What steps do I need to take to be able to read and recover these files to my XP machine?


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What do you mean by "not accessible". Can you see the drive? Can you see the contents of the drive?

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