What is the way to transfer data from DOS to a floppy disk


I wanted to save the files on my hard drive. I was told that it is corruped. I cannot even access it through ms-dos. I took out the laptop hard drive and put it in an external enclosre and when i attempt to open it from another computer it keeps saying that the hard drive has not been formatted.. do i wish to format it.. yes or no... NO of course not! There're a lot of important files which I need in there... PLlease help!


This question was answered on January 28, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If the applications can not be opened or read the file header for each one might be corrupted.

Try to rename the files with a TXT file extension and importing the files as a text files.

Run the CHDSK or SCANDSK saving lost clusters to files Examine the newly created files( look for them at the root directory of the hard drive) for the data

At DOS command prompt use the copy command to copy the files to a floppy disk When the error " Unable to read the Drive C: Abort,retry or ignore." displays, choose the IGNORE DOS ignores the corrupted sectors and moves to the next ones You should be able to recover some of the data with this approach.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 28, 2004