floppy disks?

Drew Einhorn drew.einhorn at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 01:01:55 UTC 2019

Depends on how old they are. 
Very old ones were 8".
Then, there were 5.25" floppies .
Then there 3.5" ones.
What vintage do you have?


Look for an ancient desktop that can read the floppies in grandma and grandpa's attic. Then, you have to get the data from the ancient desktop to a modern computer.

Or, look for a media conversion shop.

Recovering data from an extinct platform can be very challenging.

Is the data worth the trouble?

And, the media may have decayed over the decades. 

At least it's not on punched cards or paper tape.

On March 8, 2019, at 5:30 PM, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:

On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 16:12:50 -0800
rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:

> I need to get some files from some VERY old MS floppy disk archives.

how big are the floppies?


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