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Hi all

Have a mac pro with xp on it. The os is missing but there is still data pictures ie
Whats the best way to recover the data.

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If you have OS X still installed then boot to it - you will be able to see files on Windows partition.
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Boot your Mac Pro to FireWire Target mode. Then connect it with a FireWire cable to another computer.
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Take the drive out and use an external enclosure to connect it to another computer.
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Hi
The firewire cable will that connect from mac pro to a notebook.
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Yes, if the notebook has a FireWire port.
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Another option would be to boot a Linux Live CD and copy the data to an external drive. I use Parted Magic, but almost any Live CD should do:
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=creating_the_livecd_with_nero

Once you have recovered your data, be sure to implement a backup plan. You should always have at least two copies of data you want to keep so that when (not if) a hard drive fails, you still have a copy.
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