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Old floppies, that's been a while.

When you succeed in reading your discs you should realize that there is a strong possibility that you get read errors. These floppies were not always very reliable.

I once owned 5 computer stores and had a lot of experience with hardware, but I must say that I didn't know about the formatting issue.

A few years ago someone who once was a customer from the old days visited me asking more or less the same question.

I advised him to setup a Windows 95 or 98 machine. Make sure that the internet was accessible and email the rescued files to himself.

Because being able to access your floppies does not mean you can access the data on them in Windows 10. You still need to get the content to your new machine. If you email the content that shouldn't be a problem.


I also think that you will never get your USB floppy drive working on Windows 95/98. Windows 98 already had some USB functionality, but I don't think that you get that up and running because there was no plug and play (or should I say plug and pray) in those days.


But you question did sent me back in time when I was a young lad and purchased floppies. One disc could hold multiple games like Frogger. Nowadays it is unthinkable that you can do anything with a medium as small as 360Kb/720Kb/1.2Mb/1.44Mb or last version 2.88Mb. PS one 360Kb disc cost about US$ 5 in those days. But in the time that I used the 360Kb discs I had a 5Mb harddrive. It was as big as a shoe box. It made a clicking sound when it started up. And you could hear the discs increase velocity and you more or less expected the lights to dim because of the power usage and sound it made (which of course it didn't). Well that was totally besides the point, just a walk down memory lane.


I hope you find a solution.

If you live in The Netherlands I can borrow you a mainboard/floppy-drives/Windows CD, but I assume that you live in the states. But also where you live there must be some people that still have some 'old junk' from the past.



Kind regards,



Clemens Linders
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