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    Recover Word Doc

    Have a document that a teacher hasn't backed up anywhere else. Very important doc that needs to be recovered from floppy disc.

    When disc inserted into machine it ask 'Do you wish to format'.
    Is there any piece of free software that will recover this file.

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    I'm guessing probably not as it's a floppy disk which has clearly become utterly corrupt.

    You can try it on a different platform (mac or pc.) I have in the past recovered PC files on a mac and vice versa. One will read the disk at times when the other computer won't.

    Who on earth leaves an important document on a floppy disk with no back up in this day and age!

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    @lound there is a piece of software try this recover floppy



    this is what it includes

    Using BadCopy is risk-free. The software does not write data to your original disks, but saves the recovered data to a new folder that you specify.

    BadCopy Pro can save your data in the following situations:


    * Corrupted and unopenable files on floppy disk.
    * A disk that is inaccessible and Microsoft Windows prompts you to format.
    * Damage to a FAT (File Allocation Table) or BOOT area of the disk.
    * Damage to the ROOT area of the disk, so that files cannot be listed.
    * Floppy disk that contains bad sectors or clusters.
    * Accidentally deleted files on floppy disk, also known as floppy disk undelete.
    * Virus attack or other lost files on a diskette.
    i hoped this helped

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    You could try the document in a Dos 3.1 workstation, that has wokrked fos on many an occassion.

    Best of luck.

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    Quote Originally Posted by LOUD
    Have a document that a teacher hasn't backed up anywhere else.
    "same old teachers never back there work up" as much as this infuriates me just remember we are above them we are geek's

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    Sometimes going back to the PC which put the file on the floppy can read the floppy still.

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    If you cannot get it back, at least once the story of losing 'an important document' gets around your capus, you shouldn't have many other instances of this occuring with anyone else.

    Look, theres always a postive side!

    I might start a rumour here of something like that happen, that way, it should never happen for real in the first place.

    ideas, ideas, ideas...

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobson
    If you cannot get it back, at least once the story of losing 'an important document' gets around your capus, you shouldn't have many other instances of this occuring with anyone else.
    Oh how naive! People never learn these lessons.

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    Think theres a tread on this forum about recovery software but one good free one for floppy is Flopshow. Usually you can recover something with this but if this one dont work, ive been known to use RecoverMyFiles or PC Inspector File Recovery (which was suggested by a member on this forum).

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    use a PC Floppy drive that you know works...
    run this commmand:

    CHKDSK A: /F /R

    If it still says tough then your going to need to use a program such as GETDATABACK for FAT.

    download the trial as you can recover files one at a time with it...


    Good luck!!

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    +1 for Badcopy. It's worth the licence fee.

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    Re: Recover Word Doc

    This works for me most of the time and it's free,
    http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

    Floppy drives are just so cheap it amazes me how any of them can actually be aligned correctly to read each others data anyway!

    It might be readable if they used it in the last drive that wrote to it!

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