How can I get data off an old hard drive?

Michael from Nashville, TN

Episode 1423 (31:59)

Newertech Universal Drive Adapter Kit

Michael wants to know how he can connect an old hard drive to his new computer to get the data off it. Leo says he can get a temporary hard drive connection kit to do it. Newertech is the company that makes them. It's called the Universal Drive Adapter Kit, and costs about $45. It may be cheaper on Amazon.

Michael also needs help because he's blind and wants to still use his computer. Leo says to try the Foundation for the Blind. They can lead him to a local foundation that can help him. Blind users can use a computer just as well as a sighted user with the right accessibility equipment. Windows also has an accessibility upgrade going from Windows 7 to Windows 10, which has even better accessibility features, and it's free.