After much deliberation I decided to rebuild my computer with new components.
I intended to use as much as possible from the previous system.
I have 2 HDD on the system and bought IDE to SATA converters. One drive worked fine (Windows 7) however the Linux mint 13 drive was not recognized.
I am now converting this drive to an external HDD connected by USB to the rebuilt system.
Is there any way to transfer the contents of this drive to the new SATA HDD and restore my mint 13 without having to reinstall all the programs and settings.
Any help as always would be appreciated.