Transfer data from floppy to laptop

  tonyx1302 17:50 14 Aug 2006

I have a Acer 3633 laptop and I would like to transfer some old saved data on a floppy to the laptop. how do I do this please.



  FelixTCat 17:56 14 Aug 2006


Presumably, you don't have a floppy drive on the laptop. Do you have another pc that you could network to and that does have a floppy drive? Does a friend or colleague?

Failing that, you can buy a USB 3.5" floppy drive to connect to the Acer, e.g. click here and scroll to the bottom or a couple on this page click here



  tonyx1302 18:05 14 Aug 2006

Thanks Felix for coming back so quickly. Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have a F/Drive. I have an old desktop that has a F/Drive but I cannot find how to transfer the info from the floppy to a disc on my desktop so I could then install to the L/top via a disc.


PS As you may have are dealing with the un educated re computers here !!

  FelixTCat 18:11 14 Aug 2006


Don't worry about it!

I presume that you can copy the data from the floppy disks to your old pc? If you aren't sure, tell me what operating system the old pc is running and I'll help.

Does the old pc have a cd writer (not just a cd player, but one that can write to blank disks)?

Does the old pc have a USB slot and do you have a memory card reader (for digital camera memory cards)?



  tonyx1302 18:19 14 Aug 2006

Hi Felix. Yes I have transferred the info from the floppy onto my old desktop pc and have put it under a icon on the desktop. On my desk pc I run XP Home and it has a cd writer and connects using a usb but does not have a cardreader.

With thanks


  FelixTCat 18:40 14 Aug 2006


Do you have any blank writable or re-writable cds? You could burn the files to a cd, move the cd to the Acer then copy them from the cd to the Acer.

Blank cds are very cheap and one cd holds as much data as about 400 floppy disks!



  Curio 18:53 14 Aug 2006

Copy the data to a USB Memory Stick and then on to the Laptop. Keep The Memory Stick handy for later transfers - either way

  tonyx1302 19:06 14 Aug 2006

Thanks for that Felix. When I click on the icon with the data then click on 'send to' on the drop down menu but it doesn't list 'send to disc'. It only lets me to send to Desktop/Docs/Mail Rec or floppy. Not disc

Thanking you


  FelixTCat 19:25 14 Aug 2006


XP does have a built-in program for writing to cds, but it's pretty basic. You may find that a cd writing program came with your pc, possibly Nero or Roxio and you may still have the disks.

If you don't have one, a quick Google found click here (free version), or click here for a whole list of them.



  woodchip 19:48 14 Aug 2006

Get a USB floppy drive. I paid £10 for a sony some time back from ebuyer

  tonyx1302 19:52 14 Aug 2006

Hi Felix. Really sorry for the delay but have been trying your Google suggestions and will get back asap when I have finished. I found I have Nero on my system but have never used it as it appears that half of it is missing anyway !!!
Will report back shortly.

Thangs again


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