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Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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Very useful. I have a floppy drive and 100's of disks with photos from years ago.
 
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RadDave

macrumors regular
Apr 6, 2013
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North Carolina
Yes, I've used that 'trick' on flash drives w/ the CCK, i.e. create a DCIM folder and place images w/i the folder w/ an 8-character name + extension - fun to see a BIG old floppy drive - I'm a retired academic radiologist; started in the '70s and my secretary use to keep our manuscripts on an 8" floppy (can't recall the storage capacity but probably no larger that 1 GB). :)
 
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darky90

macrumors member
Oct 30, 2012
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I have a few floppy disks with pics in them from the 90s. Pretty neat that I have the option to transfer them onto my ipad.
 
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RadDave

macrumors regular
Apr 6, 2013
186
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North Carolina
I have a few floppy disks with pics in them from the 90s. Pretty neat that I have the option to transfer them onto my ipad.

Well, cross your fingers, the data may not be retrievable, so I hope the pics are not that important or that you have saved them on other media? Just saying - :)
 
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darky90

macrumors member
Oct 30, 2012
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Well, cross your fingers, the data may not be retrievable, so I hope the pics are not that important or that you have saved them on other media? Just saying - :)

Thanks for the tip. No they're not super important however I am curious if this will work for me. It will be fun to test out. :)
 
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