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Floppy disk data transfer.

By eustibo ·
If I transfer a file(say 800k)from my Hard Drive to a 1.44Mb floppy, will the remaining space on the floppy disk be filled with extraneous data from the HD or will the rest of the floppy be clean and free of any information. Important to know for classified data.

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by dmiles In reply to Floppy disk data transfer ...

The floppy will only store the data that is transfered from the hard drive the remaining space will be free space,that can be used to store other files.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Floppy disk data transfer ...

A little vaque for my purpose. This answer would have been fine if we assumed that only new floppies would be used for data transfer. I guess I wasn't clear.

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by Ann777 In reply to Floppy disk data transfer ...

The hdd will not transfer anything to the floppy except what you told it to transfer.

However, if the floppy disk drive was "quick formatted" (ie not formatted with a /u option), then there might be residual data left on the floppy from previous writes. A quick format only removes file pointers (headers) to the data.... the data may still be recoverable.

It's best to do a FORMAT A: /u from a DOS prompt for a clean floppy.

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