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double question help move windows? external drive to pc?

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im having a bit of a problem hooking up the dwc130 toshiba 3tb usb3.0 drive internally, i cracked the case open plugged it in and almost lost all my data on it as it wanted me to format the damn thing. is there a way to use it without formatting or do i have to format it? i don't have anywhere to move the data to as its almost full... the only reason i'm doing this is because i keep getting errors like the crappy ntdll.dll error when playing some games... also i think it would be a bit faster as well the drive in question is a hitachi

and my second question is how do i move my windows from 1 drive to another, i want to use my cheetah and managed to install everything but don't want to reformat... i have seen people do this but no one wants to explain the process...
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Create a Windows System Image.

Then restore it.

If you cannot see your data on the drive when you removed it out of the enclosure it is possible that the hardware in the enclosure has encrypted your drive with some algorithm. Western Digital external drives do this and there is no way to recover the HDD without having the hardware decrypt the files for you. So in this case if that is the problem you must use the drive's enclosure with the hardware to transfer the data off of the drive.
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god damnit... i forgot about the hardware decryptor. that solves 1 problem... il try the image thing
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