A friend of mine has an iMac. Long story short, it went pop and she’s now got a new one and the old HDD.
She wants to recover her data from the old drive (yes yes backups, I’ve given her that lecture). Am I right in thinking it’s the same as in the PC world, get a USB caddy and whack the drive in, job jobbed, or is it Not That Simple?
“it will give you the option of booting from the old drive”
“>She doesn’t want to do that, she just wants her “work and photos”
So when it boots up just re-save the “work and photos” somewhere else…. dropbox, usb stick whatever, then restart the machine (on the new internal) and import the recovered stuff from where you’ve just saved it.