Windows 10: How to access files hard drive

Discus and support How to access files hard drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi Folks, I have an ongoing problem due to a Windows update that installed overnight and I am unable to log in to my computer, and I cannot enter... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by austie333, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. austie333 Win User

    How to access files hard drive


    Hi Folks,

    I have an ongoing problem due to a Windows update that installed overnight and I am unable to log in to my computer, and I cannot enter safe mode. I have blogged this separately.

    I want to be able to view and copy the files on my original Surface Pro computer running Windows 10. Someone suggested that this might be possible by downloading something like Linux. Can anyone suggest how I can actually access my files so that I can copy them if I need to do a complete reinstall?

    :)
     
    austie333, Aug 21, 2016
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  2. How to access files off hard drive that are NFTS

    You need to report what happens when you try to open the files.
     
    Frederik Long, Aug 21, 2016
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  3. AmberWing Win User
    How to access files off hard drive that are NFTS

    I saved all my files on a hard drive- from an apple computer. I am now using a PC and when I put the hard drive into USB, can't access the files.

    ***Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.***
     
    AmberWing, Aug 21, 2016
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  4. spunk Win User

    How to access files hard drive

    spunk, Aug 21, 2016
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  5. austie333 Win User
    HI, thanks for your post, much appreciated. I have not worked with these kinds of systems before so everything is new for me. I know nothing about Ubuntu. When I click on the link provided in the article it does not work, so I did a search and found a download for Ubuntu Desktop, but I am not sure if this is what I should be trying to download as it is something around 25 GBs. - The size is not a problem, I have a number of USB sticks that I can put it on, it is that I don't know if it is what I should use or not. Could you please let me know what I should do? Thanks.
     
    austie333, Aug 21, 2016
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  6. Samuria Win User
    You specifically need a Linux live CD as it boots and fun everything from CD and doesn't install or touch the hd
     
    Samuria, Apr 4, 2018
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