How can I access data on a floppy disk if I do not have a floppy drive on my computer? 

by on July 10, 2010

Q: I have some old floppy disc that I am trying to open. Some have documents and some have photos. I downloaded the floppys with a computer that had an internal floppy disc drive running with Windows XP Home Edition. Since then I bought a new computer with Windows Vista on it. How can I open these floppy disc files on Windows Vista?

 
 

Are 3.5 inch floppy drives being phased out? 

by on June 30, 2010

Q: Are A drives being phased out? From my own experience 3.5″ floppy drives ARE very reliable and you can put small amounts of information on them and take your business work home to work on later. Larger floppies are not as reliable and very cumbersome to work with. Some people do not need 750 MB, when 1.4 will do.

2. Recently, a lot of people mysteriously can not find their A drives on their computer. Is Microsoft behind this?

 
 

How can I copy my data from a computer that only has a floppy drive to a computer that only has USB? 

by on March 12, 2010

Q: I have a 15 years old computer. Back then there was place for USB. When I open my documents to copy all of my stuff in there, it says I need a floppy. We have new computers now and I am not sure how I am going to use these floppies on the new systems. Any answers to this?

 
 

How come I cannot get my floppy drive to respond when diskettes are inserted? 

by on February 4, 2010

Q: I am running Windows XP and want to do a full backup. When I insert a floppy diskette into my A drive the computer does not respond. How come I cannot get my floppy drive to respond when diskettes are inserted?

 
 

How do I access information on old floppy disks? 

by on November 11, 2008

Q: I have old floppy disks that I now need the information off of. When I try to access the floppy disks my computer states the disk is not formatted. How can I get to my information?

 
 

Transfer Files From Floppy Disk To USB Flash Drive 

by on August 4, 2008

Q: How do you transfer data from a floppy disk onto a USB flash drive?

A: The process is fairly straightforward and should be simple enough. First put your floppy disk in your computer and then connect the USB flash drive to your computer.

Go to My Computer, you can get there either by going to Start -> My Computer or you might have a My Computer icon right on your desktop.

From there you should see your USB flash drive and your floppy disk drive. First open up the floppy disk drive by clicking on it. Then from there open up another My Computer window and then select the USB flash drive.

Once you have both windows open you can drag the files from the floppy disk drive to the USB flash drive.