How to create a archive of a set of floppy disks

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FOX
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How to create a archive of a set of floppy disks

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On the guide of how to properly dump software it does not show how to archive floppy disks. I have a full version of WinImage but am Unsure if there is anything I need to different with multiple setup disks. Another question is what format should I save them to imz, ima, vfd, flp. This is not outlined in The definitive guide to BetaArchive.

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Re: How to create a archive of a set of floppy disks

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That's because it's pretty much self-explanatory. You read disk, and save it as any format, but preferrably ima or imz. Do one disk after another and label them properly.
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Re: How to create a archive of a set of floppy disks

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Maybe there should be a guide on how to use other floppy dumping devices like a KryoFlux or SuperCard Pro.

IMA, VFD, IMG and FLP are exactly the same and the only difference is the name. An IMZ is a zip file containing the IMA which doesn't make much difference. I would prefer IMG since it is the most common format for a sector dump.

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Re: How to create a archive of a set of floppy disks

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ComputerHunter wrote:Maybe there should be a guide on how to use other floppy dumping devices like a KryoFlux or SuperCard Pro.
I found this guide on how to write floppy disks in Kryoflux: https://forum.kryoflux.com/viewtopic.php?t=1090
Although that's only for older Macintosh operating systems. But who knows? Maybe this code would work for any floppy disk operating system...

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psi test.dc42 disk1.psi 

pri -p encode gcr disk1.psi disk1.pri -f -v

pfi -p encode pri disk1.pri disk1.pfi

pfi disk1.pfi track00.0.raw
ComputerHunter wrote:IMA, VFD, IMG and FLP are exactly the same and the only difference is the name. An IMZ is a zip file containing the IMA which doesn't make much difference. I would prefer IMG since it is the most common format for a sector dump.
I agree. Floppy disks files in the .img format are better because they're easier to use than those other file formats for floppy images, but I also don't mind .ima files either.

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