[Coco] How to read CoCo floppies on a pc?
farna at att.net
Sun Dec 16 12:23:09 EST 2018
The biggest issue is that since about when Windows XP debuted the floppy controllers stopped supporting anything under 720k drives. The OS doesn't support smaller drives either, but that can be rectified with software as already noted.
I suggest you either see if someone on the list will transfer the disks to a USB stick or card or get an older computer that is capable of operating a 5.25" drive. A 1.2mb drive will usually read a 360k, but DO NOT WRITE to it. That will destroy content and can render the disk unusable due to differing magnetic strengths an properties between the two drive types. Going from old memory, but something like that....
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