Being a packrat is fun and sometimes useful. But there comes a time...
So you wouldn't believe the amount of Jim-stuff heading for the landfill, including my first iMac (eMac?), a desktop from the 90s, big heavy old brute running something like OS8.
It served me well, and there is a lot of stuff on the hard drive. I will probably never look at it again, but I might want to.
So, you experts among my readers, supposing I pull the hard drive.
Is there a process for retrieving the information from the old drive alone if I ever want to?
Or do I need some sort of separate hard drive to download the old stuff to before I junk the computer?
(A nod here to all my old friends, acquaintances, and enemies from Over Yonder.)