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Old 11-29-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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We have several dozen floppy 3.5 disc we used with out old computer. Our current computer has no floppy drive on it . How do I get the data/pictures from the floppies downloaded into my computer so I can review and then save the important stuff to a flash drive?. thanks
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Go pick up a USB 3.5 floppy drive. Someplace like best buy / office max might have them, you might have better luck hitting up local corner computer / laptop stores. Fwiw any pictures that fit on that format are going to be insanely low quality.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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We have several dozen floppy 3.5 disc we used with out old computer. Our current computer has no floppy drive on it . How do I get the data/pictures from the floppies downloaded into my computer so I can review and then save the important stuff to a flash drive?. thanks
If you still have the old computer you could always pull the floppy drive out, and move it to the new one.

The other choice is to buy an external USB floppy drive. Amazon.com: usb floppy drive
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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If you still have the old computer you could always pull the floppy drive out, and move it to the new one.

The other choice is to buy an external USB floppy drive. Amazon.com: usb floppy drive
A lot of motherboards don't even have a floppy interface any more. For someone asking this question, the USB route is the better recommendation.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm not too sure a (new) retail computer that has no 3.5 drive in it now, is going to have an internal FDC to use one from his old rig. Very well might, but I would not hold my breath.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Fwiw any pictures that fit on that format are going to be insanely low quality.
True, but even a 320x240 picture of a passed relative would still be valuable to the thread starter.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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A lot of motherboards don't even have a floppy interface any more. For someone asking this question, the USB route is the better recommendation.
Ah, good point. I haven't had one in so many years that it didn't even cross my mind.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Go pick up a USB 3.5 floppy drive. Someplace like best buy / office max might have them, you might have better luck hitting up local corner computer / laptop stores. Fwiw any pictures that fit on that format are going to be insanely low quality.
Yeah. Looked at some pics taken w/Cannon PS in 98 (up to 1 MP!! - says so right on the front!). Thought they were great on my laptop back then. On an 21" HD screen today? Er, not so much.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Yeah. Looked at some pics taken w/Cannon PS in 98 (up to 1 MP!! - says so right on the front!). Thought they were great on my laptop back then. On an 21" HD screen today? Er, not so much.
Yeah, had the first sony mavica back in 1997 which saved 640x480 directly to a 3.5 floppy ... Even for creating tileable textures for animation back when tv was the above resolution it was sub par. Can't imagine print quality, not to mention color saturation, or lack there of lol
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Yeah, had the first sony mavica back in 1997 which saved 640x480 directly to a 3.5 floppy ... Can't imagine print quality, not to mention color saturation, or lack there of lol
For a 4x6 print, that's about 100dpi. Not great by any means but as good a modern printers are it would probably look better than you'd expect. Color saturation can be adjusted in the computer but the overall sharpness probably is severely lacking. But it all comes down to the content of the picture.
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