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    Floppy Drive Recovery

    Any ideas on how to get data from a dead floppy disk, my machine tells me windows wants to format it yet i keep instructing windows to **** ***, i have had a look in command prompt and can see the data iam sure there are some good programs for free out there that will do the job i just find the dodgey shareware ones

    so any suggestions would be gratefully recieved

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    Re: Floppy Drive Recovery

    my computer>right click a: and choose tools, check for & fix errors

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    Re: Floppy Drive Recovery

    you may find this useful

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    Re: Floppy Drive Recovery

    scandisk checking errors dies and closes the window its self i will give flopshow a try

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    Re: Floppy Drive Recovery

    I use a program called Badcopy by Jufsoft

    http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/

    'Tis pretty good...

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    Re: Floppy Drive Recovery

    Likewise Leon, I have found this tool to be exceptionally good at recovering lost files from corrupted floppies. If all else fails with recovering filename it will recover the file but give it a file1.doc type name and you can sift through them to find the ones you want to recover afterwards. Cheap, cheerful and easy to use.

    Chris

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    Not that I get the chance to use it much these days. Alot of our floppy drives have god knows what stuck in them (*tsk* don't you love some pupils attitude to IT kit), and theres little call to swap them out as they never get used. Can't say I miss them ;-).

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    Cheers guys

    flopshow worked a treat!

    recovered all one was still corrupt but still the main one i wanted was there

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