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How do I recover files from a crashed pc?

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My PSU fried on my son's PC and took the MB with it. I know the HDD is still viable because I was able to boot his PC with another PSU , but there is some kind of short in the MB and I should have never turned it off. Is there any ways to recover the files off the drive with my pc? Or even , use my PC to boot into his windows?
    
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If your son's hard drive is a SATA drive, you can just connect it to a SATA port on your motherboard and access it just like another data drive.

If not, you could buy an external hard drive enclosure which will allow you to connect the drive to your computer via USB.
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or you could get a sata t-o usb adapter,i own one and it saved me alot of work many times- something liek this
http://www.cooldrives.com/seatatousb20.html
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