Driver for Floppy discs ?


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #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.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 12,463
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #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.
      My Computers


 

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