I have a hard drive used for years, there are windows and many personal files on it. What I called "files" are images, musics, documents (pdf or docx), but not programs. All the "files" were not initially infected. As I said in the title, the hard drive may be infected by malware (I did not safely use it).
My question is : can I extract these personal files on a safe computer without risk of contamination ? In other words, may these files be infected and spread malware ?