Question Kepping my important files

Apr 28, 2019
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Okay, so I want to change my OS, and in my PC i have two hard drives, one is just for my current OS, and the other one is for my files and games. So my question is how do I keep all my files after the installation of Windows? Do I just unplug my Hard drive with files, then install new OS and plug back in the drive? Will my files be deleted? Could I access my files again? Please help!

(Sorry if my English is bad, not from US, or UK)
 

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Okay, so I want to change my OS, and in my PC i have two hard drives, one is just for my current OS, and the other one is for my files and games. So my question is how do I keep all my files after the installation of Windows? Do I just unplug my Hard drive with files, then install new OS and plug back in the drive? Will my files be deleted? Could I access my files again? Please help!

(Sorry if my English is bad, not from US, or UK)
in the order asked
1 not answering the first question as your second does.
2 yes. make sure all data you may need is copied from the OS drive to the data drive. then shutdown the computer and disconnect the data drive while windows is re-installed and updated. windows MAY, if the data drive is connected, add a partition which MAY alter the data, leaving it unplugged for the install and updates will ensure the only data changed is on the OS drive.
3. not unless you specifically delete them, once windows is installed and updated you can reconnect the drive and windows will mount it, you MAY need to import the foreign disk in disk manager before it is accessible.
4 after the drive is imported and assigned a drive letter the data will be waiting for you just as you left it.
 
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Apr 28, 2019
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in the order asked
1 not answering the first question as your second does.
2 yes. make sure all data you may need is copied from the OS drive to the data drive. then shutdown the computer and disconnect the data drive while windows is re-installed and updated. windows MAY, if the data drive is connected, add a partition which MAY alter the data, leaving it unplugged for the install and updates will ensure the only data changed is on the OS drive.
3. not unless you specifically delete them, once windows is installed and updated you can reconnect the drive and windows will mount it, you MAY need to import the foreign disk in disk manager before it is accessible.
4 after the drive is imported and assigned a drive letter the data will be waiting for you just as you left it.
Thank you very much!
 

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