6 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2010 3:34 PM by terazzi

    copying data from an external usb encrypted hd

      i have a new laptop (XP) w/encrypted hd and i want to copy data from the old laptops (XP) encrypted hd - is this possible without decrypting the old hd first?

       

      when using the new encrypted laptop, i connect the old drive (via usb), explorer shows it as being empty and when i try to access it it asks if i want to format it. so I put in the wintech cd and tried to mount the old drive so i could get the data from it. when I click on mount drive it shows the attached drive, i can select it but clicking on the ok button does nothing.

       

      I also tried booting from the wintech cd and did the same steps and got the same results.

       

      what im trying to do save time by not having to encrypt the drive first before copying the data from it.