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Copy a Floppy Disk

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Introduction

Need to make two copies of the contents of a floppy disk?

This How-To Article shows you how to copy the contents of one floppy disk to another.


Copy a Floppy Disk

1. Place the disk that has the contents you would like to copy into your computer.

2. Double-click the "My Computer" icon from the Desktop.

3. Double-click the "3 1/2 Floppy" icon from the My Computer window.

4. Click the Edit menu and select "Select All".

5. Right-click one of the highlighted files and select "Copy" from the menu that appears.

6. Close the 3 1/2 Floppy Disk window.

7. Right-click a blank spot on the Desktop, point to "New", and select "Folder" from the menu that appears. (Be sure to keep the floppy disk in the computer.)

8. Double-click the folder that you just created.

9. Right-click a blank spot in the window, and select "Paste" from the menu that appears.

10. The contents of the disk will be copied to the folder.

11. Once the copying is completed, remove the disk from your computer, and place the disk that you would like to copy the contents to into your computer.

12. Click the Edit menu and select "Select All" from the menu that appears.

13. Right-click one of the selected files, point to "Send To", and select "3 1/2 Floppy" from the menu that appears.

14. The content of the folder (which were from the disk) will now be copied to the other disk.

15. Once the copying is completed, remove the disk from your computer.

16. Close the window that you currently have open (the folder).

17. Now, since the disk is copied, you can remove the disk from your computer. You can also drag the folder you created to the Recycle Bin, as it is no longer needed.

Tip: Instead of deleting the folder, you may want to keep it as a backup of the files on your disk. Just rename the folder to a different name, and move it to a different location, if needed.

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