help !!! lost floppy 2 / 2 of my back up file

I still have floppy number 1 and it's fine, 
Is there a way I can recover at least the data on that floppy?

On doing the restore, after finishing floppy 1, asks for floppy 2, but i 
don't have any and it aborts the restore process. 

Any idea, what can i do?
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11/5/2004 5:04:02 PM
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In, Fife wrote:

>I still have floppy number 1 and it's fine, 
>Is there a way I can recover at least the data on that floppy?


>On doing the restore, after finishing floppy 1, asks for floppy 2, but i 
>don't have any and it aborts the restore process. 
>Any idea, what can i do?

First, write-protect both floppies with the little slider.  Do not
consider solutions that want to make modifications directly to the
bad diskette.

I would copy each file from the backup floppies to the same
directory/folder.  This will give you an extra backup of the good
floppy separate any problems of reading the floppy media from some
other potential problem.

The files will be named *d1.mbf, *d2.mbf.

Presumably you will fail when you try to copy the *d2.mbf file.

You can try reading that file to the hard drive of another computer
or two.  Sometimes drive-to-drive variations will let a different
machine read it.

Otherwise I would seek out a disk recovery service or program, with
the service probably having the higher likelihood of success.  I
don't know who is good or not, however.

Here are some searches that will give some info, but I don't have
knowledge of the products.

In the future, I would suggest you get a couple USB flash drives,
and alternate their use.  Actually using a single drive will still
be a lot more reliable than floppies, but, as you realize, this is
important data.

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11/5/2004 5:12:58 PM

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