Windows 10: Driver for Floppy discs ?

  1.    29 Apr 2017 #1

    Driver for Floppy discs ?

    I have a hardware unit that connects to my PC via USB to allow it to read the old floppy discs.
    However, when inserted I receive a message that it cannot be read. Several of them are from
    an old Mavica camera and I would like to be able to see and/or copy them to a DVD.
    Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       29 Apr 2017 #2

    Two issues, one is whether Device Manager 'sees' the drive [I use USB 3.5" floppy drives by Dell and LG] and if so then the issue may be the formatting of the disks and/or files. An example would be the floppies from the old word processors, a 'computerized' version of a typewriter, most used a different capacity disk than what Windows could use. Also, be sure to write-protect the disks before trying to read in Windows, some problems existed with Win7 and later that kept wanting to format the disks first.
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