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 PostPost subject: Help with dumping floppies        Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:06 pm 
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I don't have a floppy-disk reader (3,5"). So I need recommendations on what floppy-disk reader to use, as some are sketchier than others. (I would like to offer a diskette that's probably not seen very often) (I also completely forgot where to post this exactly, so if an admin/moderator can move it to a different category that would be nice)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Help with dumping floppies        Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:35 pm 
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Your best option would be finding someone with a Kyroflux drive who could do it for you. There are a few people who can do it in the community.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Help with dumping floppies        Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:45 pm 
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If you don't have access to a Kryoflux device a USB floppy drive works as long as you don't dump non-standard floppy formats such as DMF, XDF etc. Best is if you get a regular floppy drive and connect it to an older PC with a floppy header on the motherboard and use tools such as WinImage etc to dump the floppies into images.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Help with dumping floppies        Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:29 pm 
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mrpijey wrote:
Best is if you get a regular floppy drive and connect it to an older PC with a floppy header on the motherboard

And as usual, write protect the floppies first, especially if you're dumping them on a Windows 9x machine. :)

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