Solved Windows 7 cant read floppy disk

August 20, 2014 at 08:02:03
Specs: Windows 7
USING THE ABOVE AT WORK NEED TO OPEN FLOPPY DISK TO EXPORT INFO
GET MESSAGE SAYING NO PICTURES FOUND. IT IS NOT PICTURES.
IT IS SAVED FOR SOME REASON AS A . DAT FILE. IF I CAN CHANGE TO A TXT FILE I SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE WORD TO EXPORT THE INFORMATION. HELP. NEED STEPS PLEASE

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August 22, 2014 at 20:45:08
See the links below for some help opening DAT files.

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filee...



#1
August 20, 2014 at 08:18:19
No need to shout.....

Sounds like the problem is the floppy. What information are you trying to export? What program was used to create the file?

Have you tried accessing the file on another computer?


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#2
August 20, 2014 at 08:46:19
Yes I have but she is using windows 7 also and cannot read the disk either.

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#3
August 20, 2014 at 08:48:32
the program used to save the information is dos. never had a problem with windows xp.

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#4
August 20, 2014 at 09:49:19
What sort of thing is in these DAT files? They are usually data but at one time music was sometimes stored with this file extension. If the floppy itself has gone bad then you will be hard pressed to get anything useful out of it.

EDIT:
If you can lay your hands on some other computer with a floppy drive it would be interesting to know if you can see the contents.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#5
August 20, 2014 at 10:00:19
Gilco,

Please describe exactly what you do and exactly what happens
in response. I use a floppy disk to transfer data from an older
computer with DOS occasionally without problems.

It sounds like you have either Windows or Word set up to do
something specific when you access a floppy disk, but it isn't
clear what. We need more details to know what is going on.

In particular, we need to know what you are clicking on to access
the floppy, and where you are when you do that. In an Explorer
window? Using a Word import/export function? Or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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August 22, 2014 at 20:45:08
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See the links below for some help opening DAT files.

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filee...


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