i am about to re fromat so am in the process of copying everthing. i have photo albums i need to copy to floppy. (dont have rwcd) i have zipped but it is too large to copy on to one disk, how do i make it smaller or copy to several disks.
Hi jstaunton. If you open Winzip and click on "Help", you will find a reference to zipping files across multiple disks. Hwever if your pictures are in jpg format, they won't get much smaller and could even get bigger when you zip them. Floppy disks are ok for storing Word and text files, but are really not suitable for storing large numbers of picture files. There is no real alternative to using a cd writer, and the prices now are quite reasonable if you don't want the highest speeds. This one from Ebuyer is less than £25 click here
Take a closer look at your ZIP program. Many of them have the ability to span disks. Having said this, the chainsaw approach is probably quicker as you do all the time-consuming work on the hard drive. I recommend a test to see that you can recombine your file successfully, but Chainsaw seems to work very well. There is an option to turn off the sound effects. Who want's to listen to a chainwsaw?