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Floppy Problems
« on: September 09, 2005, 10:00:42 pm »
This has been driving me nuts. First of all, I have a 2 MB floppy with a 1.5 MB file I want to put on it. Yet, It says the floppy can only hold 1.38MB, when it could hold more than that before. Help, anyone? (Also: is there a disk for the A:\ Drive that has more memory than 2 MB?)

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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005, 01:07:22 am »
Normal floppy drives can actually only hold about 1.4mb.  I believe Mac floppies can hold more, possibly towards 2mb, but I have no idear really.  There was a time when they sold 2.8mb floppy drives for PCs but they never seemed to catch on.

There's also something called an LS-120 drive which is similar to a floppy except it can hold about 120mb, but I'm betting you don't have one of those.

There's zip-disks too, which I think are still around, and come in various sizes.

If you really need to get this file onto floppies, you can use something like Winzip's span-disk option.  It lets you compress a file and break it up onto multiple disks, then you can combine it back together with Winzip on the other computer.

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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2005, 08:59:14 am »
i'LL GIVE IT A TRY. THANKS.
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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2005, 09:34:15 am »
OK, That was a failure. The other computer couldn't recognize the files OR get them off of the floppy. Says they're corrupted. ??? Any other ideas?
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005, 08:44:47 pm »
1. Get 7-Zip
2. Split the file into floppy sized bits   (yes, you can do this with 7-zip)
3. Copy files to other computer
4. Reconnect files
5. Play with a kitty

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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 03:31:46 pm »
This has been driving me nuts. First of all, I have a 2 MB floppy with a 1.5 MB file I want to put on it. Yet, It says the floppy can only hold 1.38MB, when it could hold more than that before. Help, anyone? (Also: is there a disk for the A:\ Drive that has more memory than 2 MB?)

I think that it's 2 MB when unformatted, but you need to format it in order to use it, and it's only 1.38 MB when formatted...

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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 09:02:13 pm »
p-people still use floppies?
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 06:03:31 pm »
If you wanted to know what I had to say, you could've checked the post title. Doesn't anyone change these things anymore?
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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2005, 10:49:31 pm »
Silly, you should update to laserdiscs or something.
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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005, 08:37:56 pm »
Laser Disks are the Bomb.  Other than the fact that they're big enough to play frisbee with easily, all my laserdisks seem to give me a whole lot sharper video and sound than my DVDs.  I thought DVDs were supposed to be the "Ultimate Experience"!!

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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2005, 08:59:53 pm »
Thye're just the smaller and possibly cheaper experiecne.

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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2005, 04:28:05 pm »
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Re: Floppy Problems
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2005, 06:05:32 pm »
Oh forget this topic. I've done solved the problem.
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