Help with dumping floppies

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Kovu
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Help with dumping floppies

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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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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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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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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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Re: Help with dumping floppies

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Overdoze wrote:
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. :)
Correction: ANY Windows as of 95 including NT-family. It's a common legend that only Win9x modifies disk's boot and root areas but it's false. It happens even on XP and probably later versions, too.

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