floppy disk question ????

  Magik ®© 18:59 25 Jan 2005

hi, my grandaughter has saved her homework on a floppy disk, now she can not get into it, i have brought it home with me to try, but all i get is "this disk is not formatted" is all lost?


  JonnyTub 19:03 25 Jan 2005

I'd personally be inclined to use a file recovery programme such as this excellent free utility click here

  Derek 19:16 25 Jan 2005

The first thing that I'd do is to make a copy even though there maybe nothing on it. That way, if you do have data on it, at least it will be a 'safe' copy.
Wait for a few more replies before venturing further and, just a thought, have a look in the forums output on the subject by 'searching'. Another thought, perhaps there's a free programme residing in PDa's Download section.

  VoG II 19:39 25 Jan 2005

Try Drive Rescue click here

I've used this succesfully to recover documents off a floppy that I had formatted (twerp that I am).

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:48 25 Jan 2005

File recovery :-
file_recovery click here
R_Studio click here-

Easyrecovery click here
Floppy recovery click here
Drive Rescue click here
From cfc msticks smartmedia etc.
Smart recovery click here
zero assumption click here

  Magik ®© 20:06 25 Jan 2005

thank you all so much, moreso from little charlotte, i donwloaded the file recovery prog and lo and behold it found 128 files, all about Hanibal and his elephants..just rung her and told her the news, I shall now email them all back to her........thank you all again.

Ron and Charlotte

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