Recover data from a floppy disk?

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larswebb

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Hi All,

Is it possible to recover data from a floppy disk? One day it worked fine the next day a error message appeared "The disk in drive A is not formatted" "Do you want to format it now?" I have tried it on other PC's and the same thing happens.

Thanks,

Larry
 

larswebb

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I agree,

I was able to recover some files using disk copy but not the ones I needed.

Thanks

Larry

I tried it one more time and I retrieved all my files intact, Yes!!!!!!!!
But! I tried it again just for the hell of it and I couldn't get anything. That's OK though I'm in business now.
 

Tedster

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provided the floppy disk isn't physically damaged, there are several data recovery programs out there than can scour a device for data..... however, chances are the recovered data will be corrupt off a floppy.

The medium is not reliable for storing important data- especially long term.
 
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