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    Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    For some unknown reason some people still use floppy disks...a member of staff has important files stored on a floppy which is now corrupt. any ideas on a decent recovery prog from buggered floppys would be great!

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Flopshow:

    http://paradiseprogramming.tripod.com/flopshow.html

    Is easy, good, and FREE!!!

    Chris

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    BadCopy Pro nearly always recovers stuff from floppies for me - it does cost about £25 though http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/ I then ceremonially destroy the disk in front of thier eyes and offer to sell them a usb memory stick! Usually works....

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    I Use PC Inspector File Recovery by Convar
    From Here Its free! ^_^
    Works alright, but obviously it can't perform miracles

    -Mint

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Yeah we use flopshow too, sometimes I also use win98 scandisk to fix the data corruption.

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    thanks these have been very successful

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Worth looking at the other tools mentioned, though also worth remembering that on a native XP install you can do CHKDSK /R from a command prompt.

    I'd do DISKCOPY A: A: first just incase it destroys the original.

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    the 'fixdisktable' command on Linux (part of the msdos/fat fs tools) fixes floppys up alright for me 99% of the time.

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    I found that using one of the bootable linux cds often gives you access to floppy drives..

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Quote Originally Posted by glensc
    Worth looking at the other tools mentioned, though also worth remembering that on a native XP install you can do CHKDSK /R from a command prompt.

    I'd do DISKCOPY A: A: first just incase it destroys the original.
    This may just be me but ive found in the past that the scandisk for 2000/xp is not as good as the one in 98. This is particularly the case when the disk is pretty damaged (data that is).

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Hey First post here,

    BadCopy Pro is a brilliant program for recovering corrupt data from floppies, USB flash devices, hard disks etc....... It's free but I can't remember where I got it from, possibly tucows. A Google search should find it.

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    I use filerecovery pro.

    Ben

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    +1 for BadCopy. Loved it so much we actually bought a full copy of it. The free version has some restrictions.

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Quote Originally Posted by apeo
    Quote Originally Posted by glensc
    Worth looking at the other tools mentioned, though also worth remembering that on a native XP install you can do CHKDSK /R from a command prompt.

    I'd do DISKCOPY A: A: first just incase it destroys the original.
    This may just be me but ive found in the past that the scandisk for 2000/xp is not as good as the one in 98. This is particularly the case when the disk is pretty damaged (data that is).
    I tend to find that windows 98 can read more disks than 2000/XP, seems a little more forgiving.

    -Mint

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    Re: Recovering Files From a Corrupt Floppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mintsoft
    I tend to find that windows 98 can read more disks than 2000/XP, seems a little more forgiving.

    -Mint
    Your probably right because Win9X can do direct hardware read/writes to hardware rather than have to go through a hardware abstraction layer like XP/2K does.

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