computer reports floppy disk not formated ?

  The Ancient One 13:52 26 Oct 2005

Hi, My daughter has used a floppy disk to download her course work on a spare floppy I had, new by the way, she downloaded her homework from this computer and used the floppy to add work from college but when she loaded the floppy in her computer it says floppy not formated or apple mac formatted.

Can anyone tell me how to recover the data without lossing any if possible.

  splork 14:01 26 Oct 2005

click here is free and works with floppy disks. You might want to try the floppy in another PC, the drives can sometimes randomly reject a disk at the drop of a hat in my experience, or just not work in a particular drive.

  stylehurst 14:35 26 Oct 2005

The quality of modern floppy disks is poor and the messages you experienced are becoming more common.
I use floppy disks a lot as I am involved in various indexing projects.
To overcome the problem you have outlined I use a program called Flop Show
click here
The program is free, and i have never yet had a disk where I could not recover data using this program.
There are other programs which will also recover data but I reckon this to be the best.

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