Recover lost data from an A: drive diskette



I have two folders on my diskette. One folders will open and I can access
the files in it. The other will not open and says that the folder is empty.
I had about eight files in that folder and I would like to learn how to
recover the files.

Charles Kenyon

Answered in another newsgroup.

If you want to be able to use your documents, when working within Word, act
as if your floppy drive does not exist! (This applies to CDRW/CDR drives as
Don't use Word to:
Open a document on a floppy
Print a document on a floppy
Edit a document on a floppy
Save a document to a floppy (not even a copy)

Word regularly trashes documents on floppy drives!

Instead, work on the document using your hard drive. Copy it back and forth
using Windows.

I know that for some with shared computers (libraries, schools) this is a
tough prescription. All I can recommend for that is to use a brand new
formatted disk each time you save and don't do any editing.
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory:

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide)

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from my ignorance and your wisdom.


can you view your floppy drive by going: my computer and then to a:
you could copy them out this way perhaps?


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