GPT Protected Partition?! What Should I Do to Get my Data Back?

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  1. VinsCool
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    Hiya!

    So following the problem I had a while ago (dying HDD) I installed an SSD in my laptop and reinstalled Windows.

    The problem now, is that I thought of using my SATA2USB cable to get my data back. The idea seemed just perfect until I hit a wall. Windows disk manager detects it as a GPT protected drive. I can't access to my data in it.

    What should I do now? I have no other media to copy my files back :/

    [EDIT] Solved!
    I got it to work by connecting the HDD to my broken laptop and installing windows in it! It's transfering via wifi.
     
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    Use 64 bit Windows 7+, 32 bit Windows 8+, or Linux.
     
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    You did not read the OP did you?
     
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    Yes I saw this already, it comes at the price of data loss :/
     
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    Ah, sorry, maybe you could try plugging the drive into a different (working) computer directly? I know sometimes those USB-SATA converters do some driver things behind the scenes which can mess things up.
     
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    Yeah that was the idea. my data is in a separate partition. the thig though, is that I have no media to transfer almost 500 GB of data to my main laptop. :/
     
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    You could make the data shared over a network, and move it via ethernet
     
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    I have no ethernet hardware either.
     
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    FileZilla FTP server? lol. As long as the computers are on the same network, even with wireless, they should see each other.
     
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    Interesting... as long as something works!

    But now I need to install an OS to the HDD, hopefully, the 2nd partition won't die in the process >.<
     
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    You did not specify in the OP what Windows you're using, did you?
     
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    Connect the HDD to the laptop internally, connect the SSD to the USB-SATA adapter, and boot a live CD and use that to copy the data to the SSD.
     
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    The ssd will most likely throw the error as well.

    Actually I managed to get my broken acer laptop to work, and internally detected the HDD. Knowing my data is in the second partition, I won't lose anything installing windows to it. The tricky part will be the data transfer afterward haha
     
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    Update!

    I managed to access to my files in a hacky way, installed Windows 10 to the broken Acer trash laptop :D

    I will FTP or any other way to my main laptop tomorrow!

    IMG_20161002_004914.jpg IMG_20161002_004856.jpg
     
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    Update again!

    I got it to work by connecting the HDD to my broken laptop and installing windows in it! It's transfering via wifi.

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    Problem solved :)
     
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    i was going to say you could boot a windows 10 live disc (usually a bart Pe) and get the data that way. But it looks like you got it. Nice. Those windows 10 live discs are hacks of the windows pre install envronment hacked to run some of the windows components with out instillation. I have a windows 10 one that is almost perfect and it runs off a dvd. No hdd is needed lol
     
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