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    Default Cleaning a Dirty floppy disk

    Ten steps to attempt a DATA recovery from a dirty floppy disk.

    01: bend the shutter blade outwards and pull it completely from the disk casing. (BE CAREFULL DO NOT TOUCH THE INNER PLASTIC DISK!!)

    02: put the whole disk in water who is just at body temperature. (It must be completely submerged!)

    03: In the mean time, Semi-split another (Non-important) disk at the top, (Where the identifier and the read/write hole are located) just far enough to slide out the actual disk. (Do NOT bend the shutter blade too far!)

    04: Slide out that disk and lay the casing and that disk aside.

    05: When soaked for a minute or two, Hold the disk horisontally and split the casing from that disk completely apart while it is still whet.

    06: Take out the actual disk at the metal Hub (NEVER touch the plastic itself!) and Rinse it clean with cold or just body temperature water

    07: Let it dry completely by holding it in an airstream who is ABSOLUTELY NOT above 40 Deg. C. (DO NOT DRY IT WITH A CLOTH OR SOMETHING!!)

    08: CAREFULLY slide in the rinsed disk with the lower portion of the Hub facing the hole side and put it back together. (Remember how the previous disk came out!!)

    09: gently press the two sides together again on the edges and the rim. (NEVER in the middle of the flat surface!)

    10: If properly done put it in a drive and try if you can read any data.

    IF you are lucky, copy it directly to the hard drive or to another floppy disk and discard the cleaned disk.

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    Bye Bye floppy disks
    Say Hi to Rewritables and USB drives

    Although it'll take sometime to do that
    but this will happen soon
    I stopped using floppies for last 2years
    Now planning to go for USB drives

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    Default Re: Cleaning a Dirty floppy disk

    Quote Originally Posted by ftvfatboy
    02: put the whole disk in water who is just at body temperature. (It must be completely submerged!).
    Are you joking?
    Does it work?

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    The method said above works perfectly if done properly
    u can atleast get some data back with the help of Winimage

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    baba cds only fail once submerged

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    baba cds only fail once submerged
    No. Nope
    they also can be cleaned in the same way
    but only thing u must remeber is that it doesnt stay for too long

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    but my cd is not working after ur exercise

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    i hav 2 gb usb drive.
    i have bidded goodbye with floppies for about 3-4 years..i havent seen one for the recent past

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    i have bidded goodbye with floppies for about 3-4 years..i havent seen one for the recent past
    The problem is that u'll not use it but many still use it
    and if some1 has imp docs of ur use on floppy then u hav to use it.

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    i know that, many use it for partitioning

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