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    recover files from formatted floppy?

    I thought I was copying digital pictures to a CD from floppy disks. I then went and did full format of the floppy, Win98SE. Not a wise thing to do, until checking the CD. Now I am hoping that there is something that I can use that will recover these pictures for me. Google brings lots of programmes, but I need some solid confirmation that a programme will work, before laying out dollars. The floppies have not been touched since the formatting.
    Help! Can anyone recommend, suggest? If you've been there please tell.

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    Re: recover files from formatted floppy?

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    A good (searchable!) source for troubleshooting solutions is TechRepublic. Registration is _slightly_ extensive, but memberhship is free (they also have TechPro Guild, which isn't free but may also be of interest).

    Enough background.

    They recently had an article which detailed - step-by-step - the things you could try to "Rescue damaged floppy files". While your files were "damaged" (read: formatted-over) intentionally, these tips should still be of assistance. The link is: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.techrepublic.com/article_guest.jhtml?id=r00320010806jnw01.htm&fromt m=e017>http://www.techrepublic.com/article_guest....amp;fromtm=e017</A>

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    Re: recover files from formatted floppy?

    **Edited by KT to include hyperlink**
    Thanks for your input Malkor. I tried the tips in the article on my test floppy but unfortunately no luck. I think it's having done a FULL format. and I don't have access to W2K. Will check the website too. Thanx.

    Did find some good stuff at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.dtidata.com>http://www.dtidata.com</A>. They have demo downloads and a great little freebie to recover deleted files from a floppy.
    Still searching.

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