I have received several floppies from a customer of mine who would very much appreciate anything I can do to recover the files off of them. They contain parts of a book he was writing, on an old word processor. I can get more details on the specific processor he used if needed. Upon inserting the disc, they all obviously ask me if I would like to format the disc, and reads no data on them. I am wondering if there are any programs availiable to read the data, or if I should possibly install windows 98 onto one of my older towers I have stored away, see if they will read the info? Here is a link to an earlier thread reguarding this similar topic, and 'realblackstuff' speaks of a program called smartdisk that reads over 200 different types of files. Anyone know about this at all? Here is the link to the topic here in techspot http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/wind...-old-Floppy-discs-used-by-Word-Processor.html I followed the whole thread, but came up empty. My only lead seems to be the smartdisk program mentioned, but I cannot seem to find it. Basically any alternative method would be greatly appreciated to get this data off the discs somehow.