Someone brought an old floppy disk into the shop that's apparently unreadable. (It's not a mac disk) So far I've found several shareware/demos that don't allow saving of the file. I guess if client's willing to pay, we could buy one, but we only have one machine that even has a floppy drive and I doubt we're going to have ANY call for it in the future....

One or two actual freeware programs failed to find anything; one demo-ware program CLAIMED to find a file but it didn't have the filename I was expecting...

Does anyone know of a free program that actually works? I was thinking of something like the cd recovery programs that work bit by bit like unstoppable copy? I just checked and apparently it DOES work with floppies, I'll try it. Any other suggestions?

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Last Post by caperjack

Thanks for those. I know Sanmaxi won't let you save anything. I am a bit dubious about it, I did try it and the file it alleged it found did not have a filename like I was expecting. Many of the others I hadn't heard of, so look forward to trying.

Unfortunately, many of them seem to be for-sale products, I don't know if we're going to want to purchase something for a one-off job...but thanks.

Edited by pjb999


unreadable....i think you should ask some professional one to recover the data

because the computer can't read it, then you can do nothing on it.


I doubt the customer wants to fork out that sort of money, even if it is her deceased mom's never-published romance novel.


you are sure it the disk and not the drive with the problem ,you tested the dive with another disk ,

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