Formatting Floppies on a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Salmar, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Salmar macrumors regular

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    I have a bunch of old floppy disks with date and photos on them. If I want to format them and remove the data how do I do that on my iMac? ( I have an external floppy disk drive). On windows it was pretty simple to do but not sure how to do it on a Mac. Do you use disk utility?
    Thanks for a reply
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    long time without using a floppy disk.

    What about simply erasing the documents, and then empty trash?
     
  3. Salmar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply but I don't see any way to erase what's on the floppy. The floppy was created on a windows computer. I guess I can just format them on a windows computer, erase the data and reuse the floppy for whatever reason.
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    [​IMG] is more effective at removing data than formatting.;)
     

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