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Recover Data From Floppy


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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:31 PM

I need to recover some data from an unreadable floppy. I always thought it was impossible, but i want to know if there is any way to recover the data from the floppy.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:18 PM

It is possible, if you go to a data recovery service facility with a good known background and experience in data forensics.


Edited by Frozwire, 23 July 2014 - 11:19 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:22 PM

Hmm... Don't have that kind of money...



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

This is at your own discretion an risk to try it on your own and it is usually best to do but here are some links and material that could help you with your own data retrieval. I repeat use this at your own risk since data could be lost.

 

Floppy Reader:

http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Floppy-Drive-FL-UDRV/dp/B00E9MD700/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

 

Software:

 

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

 

Information:

 

http://forum.piriform.com/?showtopic=23903

 

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/diy-it-guy/diy-recover-lost-files-with-recuva/



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

Recuva couldn't even access the floppy, said "invalid drive size",

 

Looks like its gotten worse, it first gave me "this disk is not formatted" now it gives "please insert a disk".


Edited by Kirbyofdeath, 29 July 2014 - 11:49 AM.





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