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Repairing damaged files

By martini_aaa ·
Can anyone tell me how you would repair a damaged file from a floppy disk?
This keeps on happening at work and although sometimes I can manage to repair the file with Scandisk... most of the time I can't.
I think people tend to take their disks out of the machine before it's had a chance to be saved but unfortunately I can't prove that :-)
Does anyone know of any free downloadable software or can help solve the problem?
Files tend to be word or excel files.

Thanks

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by gnet158 In reply to Repairing damaged files

I had a simialar thing happen here at work. The way I solved it was providing floopy disk's that I formatted and all was fine.

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by dcrepeault In reply to Repairing damaged files

Three things.
1. replace the diskettes and keep them out of the sun on the way home.
2. run the latest anti-virus on your workstation.
3. replace the floppy

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by Blowtoad In reply to Repairing damaged files

I have had some luck with Symantec's Norton Disk Doctor. Even this only works when damage is minor physical damage to disk.

I often suggest not editing files directly on a floppy. Instead move them to a temp folder on the local hard drive. Office products in particular tend to create horrible problems if you run out of space on the drive to which you are saving.

I suggest copying file from floppy to local hard drive. Make edits, close application, copy file back to floppy. If you runout of space on the floppy then, there is no problem because you still have a good copy on the local hard drive.

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by martini_aaa In reply to Repairing damaged files

~Thank you everyone for your help, unfortunately the answers were not exactly what I was looking for.

The closest one was Gelder even if I already knew about Norton but at least he/she understood what I was asking.

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