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How do I copy my PW protected data to a back up HD?

By exoteric99 ·
How do I copy PW protected data to a back up HD? ( I know all the passwords)
I need help!! I bought a new Toshiba computer 2 yrs ago and the drive just went out. The computer will not boot up. It gets stuck on the same screen and will not boot.

To try to fix it myself in order to save money, I bought a laptop HD enclosure and a new Seagate BU drive. I tried copying the data from the Laptop HD to the seagate backup drive, but the 3 user accounts are password protected and are inaccessible. I am the only user of the computer and know the passwords to access all the users.

How do I back up my data from the blown laptop HD to the new seagate backup drive? When I try to access the drive or back up, I receive an error message that access is denied because of it being password protected.

I am not very computer savvy, so please tell me in layman's terms how to do this!! Best Buy says they can do it but will charge $159.00 and a local IT place here in Atlanta will charge $200.00. I hae gotten as far as hooking up the drives to a computer. What do I do next?

Second problem: When I bought the laptop, I never made a boot disk (bc I did not know how to do it). It did not come with the MS Windows disk. How do I recover this?

I appreciate all your help!! I may be reached at exoteric99@yahoo.com
Thank you!! Joy

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