Why won't Win7 read Win 95 jpegs from floppy

March 30, 2011 at 12:54:12
Specs: Windows 7
We want to transfer images saved on floppy to CD. OS is Windows 7 however, images were saved to floppy using Windows 95. Windows 7 does not see disc.

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March 30, 2011 at 13:02:25
Windows 7 is fully capable of reading images saved on floppy disks saved with Windows 95. The problem is likely the disks themselves (which never were very reliable) or the floppy drive. Trying a known good disk should tell you which it is.

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March 30, 2011 at 13:53:36
I suspect the floppy was compressed. I don't think there is any easy way to recover compressed floppies. Can you see any files at all? What happens when you insert the floppy. Any lights or errors. See also event logs maybe for more clues.

It also may be that the disk is bad or the drive is bad after all this time.

See if someone you know has an old system to view the disk. If it is compressed then your only choice is to somehow access an old W95 or maybe a W98. If the files were saved by some other deal then we'd have to know that.

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