Problem statement :
My Seagate Ext HDD fan/electrics died, & I need to recover the files on the hard drive.
HDD appears OK.
I read somewhere that I could take the HD out of the Seagate enclosure & connect it to my PC (Dell Dimension 2400) after I had removed my PCs native internal hard drive.
Then save the files from the newly installed HD to another external hard drive
My question is - when I remove my Dell internal HD & replace it with the HDD from the Seagate External enclosure, won't I have to install Windows on it to be able to see whats on it & save the files - which will wipe clean the newly installed HD I am trying to save ?