I am trying to help my mother recover some of her work from an old HDD, but I am facing multiple problems.
Firstly, I do not know the best way I could interface the old HDD with my laptop (or a newer PC).
Even if I get that figured out, I'm unsure as to what tools I should use. I read that radare2 was written to recover data from disks, and I'm thinking that the word files still have their "magic numbers", and maybe I could use that tool, but I have no idea how to start.
I omitted the hard disk specifics because I don't think they matter that much, I'll modify the post just in case. (I didn't know a better place to post - sorry)