Floppy Disc data recovery

By jimw ·
I have data on a floppy that I need to access. When trying to open a word document, it displays the following: The disk in drive A: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? I have tried the disk in several computers ant get the same message. Also, I have tried to copy to a file on the hard drive, and tried to access the disk from a command prompt. How can I recover the data?

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Sounds like the floppy is damaged.

by NI70 In reply to Floppy Disc data recovery

Try doing a right click on the floppy (a:)>select properties>select tools tab>select the Check Now button in the Error-checking section>put a check in the box next to Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This may fix your errors. But the floppy may be damaged beyond rescue.

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Did you ever find a fix, Jim?

by diana.filipiak In reply to Floppy Disc data recovery

Jim: I have had this same problem, receiving the same message. Did you ever find a way to recover the data from that disc? I am most anxious to find out. It's kind of urgent. Please let me know. Thanks so much, Diana Filipiak

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