My iMac came without a floppy drive.

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  1. definitive macrumors 68000

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    I need to copy some of my documents that I saved a while back before I had this computer to my iMac. How can I do this?
     
  2. pintsizemacman macrumors regular

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    do u still have yur old computer or all u have is the floppy disks?
     
  3. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    No iMac... even the original iMac from 1997 came with out a floppy drive. It's old tech. Put the data on a thumb drive.
     
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    Get a USB Floppy Disk Drive, that should solve the problem. And as said before, the iMac got rid of Floppy Drives.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    1998 not 1997.

    I might be wrong about this, but I think that support for floppy disks was dropped from OS X, can't remember which version though.
     
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    Yep, it seems that way.

    What about using a Windows PC then? Or using Windows via Boot Camp?
     
  7. serega macrumors regular

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    I had no problems to copy my old files from USB Floppy drive on my MacOSX Leopard OS
     
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    Multiple text documents.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope, still in 10.6.4. Used it the other day.
     
  11. ahankinson macrumors member

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    USB Floppy Drives are supported in Leopard. That OS X Hints post is from 2001 (OS X 10.0.4)!

    Get a USB Floppy Drive and plug it in to your computer. Do a little research beforehand to make sure it will work with OSX, but you should be fine. A Windows machine probably won't work if the disks are Macintosh-formatted.
     
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  13. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Are there actually floppy drive media available on the market nowadays?
     
  14. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    you best be trollin
     
  16. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    You can still buy them. They are pretty crappy compared to the ones made in the 90's
    Last time I used a floppy was in 2007. I had a teacher who required our project to be turned on a floppy. I had to go out and buy a a pack of floppies to turn it in. I still have them in a box somewhere.
    It was just a word document but the guy was old school and would not allow us to email them in. I was glad I put the $10 insurance in my desktop I built in summer of 04.
     

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