rikona at sonic.net
Sat Mar 9 06:31:38 UTC 2019
On Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:01:55 -0700
Drew Einhorn <drew.einhorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
All of the above, but 8" were CPM files, not PC.
> 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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