Windows 10: Dead Laptop and Trying to read SSD on my Desktop

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  1. Dead Laptop and Trying to read SSD on my Desktop


    My laptop died. Both my desktop and my laptop are WIN10 and use the same windows account. Both accounts have admin privileges. I can see the folders when I load the ssd but the folders are empty. Help?

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    Arch Feline, Sep 22, 2022
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  2. slance310 Win User

    HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SSD IS DEAD

    Hi,

    Then it is possible that if you reformat the SSD on the laptop, it may still be usable.. But that does not explain how the space became unallocated..

    The SSD has internal hardware that can work and cause the drive to appear, but the write\read part of the drive can be dead...

    Since the Windows installation on the SSD is probably already gone, you could try to reformat it and copy files to it, and\or reinstall Windows to it, and see what happens..

    The good news is that the cost of new SSD's has dropped A LOT.. New 512GB SSD's are selling for around $50 US.. Not too long ago I paid $120 US for a USED one...
     
    slance310, Sep 22, 2022
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  3. suraswami Win User
    Laptop or Desktop for Music production?

    So what I suggested is better then - Desktop.

    Now for the drives, gaming or any fast drive access machine I generally put in a fast 160 or 320 GB drive for OS and add couple of 500 GB drives in Raid 0 for speed. With the cheap drive prices I will suggest that route. Also will suggest him a SSD.

    Sound card - suggest me a good one.
     
    suraswami, Sep 22, 2022
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  4. sarahk Win User

    Dead Laptop and Trying to read SSD on my Desktop

    Win 10 laptop can't see a folder on desktop


    Hi

    My network is really simple. A win10 laptop and a win10 desktop. The desktop has a couple of hard drives and the laptop needs to see one of them.

    At various times it's all been good but then something mysterious happens and we're back to square one.

    So
    • I've set up a homegroup and both computers belong to it
    • I've set up sharing so that the homegroup can read/write
    • I've added my husbands email address as a user on the desktop and accepted the invitation so that it doesn't show as pending

    Yet, when I go to the laptop
    • I can see the homegroup and the two computers that are in it
    • I can see the network and the same two computers
    • If I click on the drives I get a no-permission error

    I've obviously missed a step somewhere and I've gone over tutorials and guides but can't work out what it is. Any ideas?
     
    sarahk, Sep 22, 2022
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