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5.25" floppys to CD?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by outlaw612, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    5.25\" floppys to CD?

    Ive got some old 5.25" floppy with some house plans (AutoCAD) I did in high school. Does anyone know how I can get these copied to CD? I havent even seen a 5.25" floppy drive in almost 10 years.
     
  2. muddysub

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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I havent even seen a 5.25" floppy drive in almost 10 years.


    [/ QUOTE ] a what?!

    j/k i've sen em before never used one.
     
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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    i just threw out 3 of them....i'm a bit of a pack rat.
     
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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    <font color="green"> Just rub the floppy and CD together real fast, the data will transfer via osmosis. </font color>
     
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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    It seems like you should be able to still hook a 5.25" floppy disc drive to your current computer, and then it's just a simple matter of transferring it to anyplace on the machine you want, be it 3.5" floppy, CD, hard drive, the internet or what have you...
     
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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    yeah, places like Computer Renaissance and other dealers in archaic/obsolete computer equipment probably sell a limited amount of 5.25 drives still. Or, you could try your luck at a rummage sale. All you have to do is pop the case open and hook a free cable up to the drive. If you're not going to use it more than once or twice, don't bother installing it in the drive bay. Just leave the case open and use it, it won't hurt anything. The computer should recognize it fine and it will show up as the B: drive most likely. Then, just copy from it like you would any other drive.
     
  7. gokartergo

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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    If you want a 5.25 floppy drive let me now.. I think I have 2 of them lieing around.. Yours for shipping..
     
  8. outlaw612

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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    That would be great! Ill PM you my address. Just let me knoe how much and Ill get a MO.
     
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    Re: 5.25\" floppys to CD?

    Thanks everyone! When I get the drive Gokartergo I will finally be able to get these copied before they get ruined!


    THANKS AGAIN!
     

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