Re mounting a compressed Win 95 floppy

Medionpc / Ms-7501
August 13, 2010 at 03:41:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.7 GHz / 3325 MB
I want to access a floppy disk using Win Vista that was compressed using Win 95. Vista just tells me that it needs to mounted using Win 95, which I no longer have access to. Is there any way round this problem as the files I need to access are important.

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August 13, 2010 at 05:05:41
Many thanks for responding. I had thought about your first option but was hoping there was some way of doing it without searching for an old machine. Unfortunately I don't know the file extensions.


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August 13, 2010 at 05:31:09

You know, there may very well be a program on the internet that can be found that will deal with this situation, but in the meantime, I happen to have access to a working Windows 98 machine (don't ask me how haha).

If you would like to get in touch with me off-line at:
t * h * e * _ *p*h*o*t*o*n* at sbc*global*dot*net (of course, with all the asterisks removed, no spaces, but the underscore_ should be there.

I might be able to help, if you have some way of pulling the file off the disk and emailing it to me or want to mail a physical copy (probably shouldn't send the original) to me?

I wouldn't mind helping out (if you don't mind it either) since you are in such an unusual predicament and I just happen to have the unusual solution you may need.

If someone just needed a fork or a spoon, I mean hey you can get that anywhere, but if someone needs a rare part for a morse code generator, and I just happend to have a spare morse code generator, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't help them.


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August 13, 2010 at 07:25:55

Only have the one copy & no means of making another. However many thanks for your kind offer.


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August 13, 2010 at 19:14:47
You may have to make a small virtual machine from W95 and expand the files.

Not sure if common boot floppies found on the web have that compression program on them. Drivespace was never offered in later versions.

I may have incorrectly deleted one of the posts. Thought it was unrelated to the question.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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August 18, 2010 at 08:48:46
Will get my son to have a look at this option. Many thanks Kevin

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