|Before I explain how to issue a DIR command, let me say I am supposing your authorization floppy is copy protected by a legacy technique that creates a diskette with an defective track/sector so it can be accessed by the orignal application only. If my analysis is true, it is likely the floppy must be accessed via A: drive on an IDE connector.|
Does your PC have a native floppy drive or are you using an external USB device? What letter is associated to the floppy?
Now to issue the DIR command
- Click START, RUN then type CMD and OK
- At the command prompt type dir /S A: > filelist.txt
Open filelist.txt and copy its content into your next post (obviously A: may be another letter as I said above). The hope you can eventually read the floppy is at minimum but never say never.