[Coco] EmuDisk floppy utility issue

Stephen Fischer SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Wed Jan 1 20:32:05 EST 2020

Walt has not made any changes to the newer version on github since:

Latest commit
on Aug 6, 2017

That's over two years.


In fact you need to dig deep to find an EXE.


As the other similar Windows GUI uses a installer built in 1998,

That's TWENTY YEARS ago.

I am scared to try and uninstall it and really wish EmuDisk woud be updated.


On 1/1/2020 5:06 PM, Wayne Campbell wrote:
> It's been a few years since this utility was written. I don't know if Walt
> Zydhek is still around, but if he is I have found an issue with EmuDisk
> that needs to be addressed. I used the utility to copy a text file from a
> floppy image to a windows folder. When I tried to open it with TextPad (the
> editor of choice for me), TextPad reported "Unspecified Error", and when I
> clicked the OK button I got another dialog stating, "Unexpected and
> unrecoverable error. Would you like to save a diagnostic file?" TextPad
> then quit after clicking either of the buttons (Yes or No). I opened the
> file with Notepad and it opened fine.
> If I save the file out with wimgtool, the file opens without error in
> TextPad. I don't understand what is causing the issue, but it appears to be
> related to how EmuDisk is saving the file. I also compared the two copies
> (one from wimgtool and one from EmuDisk) in the file comparison utility
> WinMerge and it showed both files being identical. This just adds to my
> confusion, as one opens in TextPad and Notepad and the other only opens in
> Notepad.
> I would appreciate any help in figuring out what is happening here, but I
> haven't heard from Walt in a long time. In the meantime I am just using
> wimgtool to copy files from floppy images to my windows folders.
> Wayne
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