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Hmm, You could just copy the contents on the computer and then copying them back over to another floppy disk.

Why are you using Floppy disk anyway? Well I mean what are they anyways? :P

I personally would use partition magic.

It feels like its becoming hard to find software dedicated to cloning floppy disks

You could try this I guess:

http://www.winimage.com/winimage.htm

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Do you mean DiskCopy?

DISKCOPY [drive1: [drive2:]] [/V]

/V Verifies that the information is copied correctly.

The two floppy disks must be the same type.

You may specify the same drive for drive1 and drive2.

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How about John Newbigin's RawWrite / dd for Windows, then?

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite/

Sure, ANY "dd-like" application will do.

Personally I use the already linked to programs for floppy work, and the following ones:

Command line:

DSFOK:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware/

GUI:

Roadkil's Apps:

http://www.roadkil.net/listing.php?Category=2

http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=12

http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=22

And of course VFD and VDK:

http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html

http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vdk.html

jaclaz

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2 more;

this one is very light and very efficient (lets you re-re-re-check a floppy before saving the image)

http://www.klaus-hartnegg.de/e/software/hdcp20ae.zip

(at the time, under DOS, I used the exe alone so I don't know what the other files are for)

This one makes an exe for easy deployment:

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dvalot/emtcopy.htm

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  • 2 weeks later...

Making a copy of a floppy disk is probably the easiest in any version of MS Windows.

In MyComputer, right click on drive A: and in the context menu, click "Copy Disk.... "

Just follow the on-screen prompts to finish the job.

Or if you're working strictly in the DOS environment.....

Diskcopy A: A:

will get the job done nicely.

In this age of micro-computers and terabyte HD's, the lowly floppy disk is just as

useful as ever. My last computer had twin floppy drives in it and my current PC

has just one. My new MSI mobo only supports ONE floppy drive.

What a disappointment that was!

I sell at least one USB Floppy Drive a month to people with new computers that come with NO

floppy drive. Many people still have doc's and family pictures stored on floppy disks, that they

need access to.

Viva la Floppy!

B)

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