Solved I have old 3x5 disks with photos

February 8, 2017 at 08:48:08
Specs: Macintosh
How can I get these converted to disc and/or read the format? I have an old HP laptop that will accept the disks but I need to convert them for my MAC Book Pro

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#1
February 8, 2017 at 11:10:05
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Perhaps clarify - just in-case I'm misinterpreting the disk size and capacity?

Are they 3.5 floppies; and what their capacity?

Meanwhile, this link has a discussion re' PC floppies and Mac floppies... The last section offers a viable possibility; namely an external usb floppy drive... But note the floppy capacity spec .mentioned...

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herb...

Another option is to simply use the hp computer to copy the floppy content either to usb flash drives, and then access/copy the content to the Mac; or use DVD rather than usb flash drive to same end?

editied by trvlr to korrekt a typo...

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#2
February 9, 2017 at 06:53:52
Yes, copy files to a more modern media like flash drive or DVD's. DVD's may be a better option in the long run because they will also serve as a permanent back up of the old photo's after you have copied them over to the Mac. If the Mac is a slim model without a DVD drive you can purchase a USB external drive for it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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