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How do I print files that are on a floppy disk?


How do you transfer information on a floppy disk to the computer and print this information?


This question was answered on June 20, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The first thing that you must know about the information on the floppy disk is what program created the file If you do not know or do now have the same program, you may not be able to use the files You can simply click on My Computer, then on the A: drive icon to view all files on the disk The easiest way to xfer the file is to double click on it, which should open the associated program needed to view it Next, click on file, then Save As and switch the location from the A: drive to the C: drive then to the folder or directory of your choice If it is a *.txt or *.doc file for instance, try the following:

Insert the disk into the floppy drive Click start, select Programs, select Accessories, click on Notepad A new window will open up, select File then Open A new window will open up, to the right of "Look in:" press the down arrow, select the 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) You will then see if their are any files that you can view and then print Select the file you want to view and double click that file To print it select File, then Print Good Luck

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 20, 1999