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How to Recover Data from Floppy Disk

Can I Retrieve Data from Floppy Disk?

Here is my problem: Today when I was about to open my floppy disk and get some data from it, I got a message told me that the disk needed to be formatted. I have tried this floppy disk with some other computers. The results are same. But I can’t format it right now. I need to get my data on that floppy disk back. Can someone help me please?

Though floppy disk is an old storage device with small memory, it is still used by some users nowadays. The floppy data loss issue is also a common problem that floppy disk user might encounter. So, what’s your idea to recover data from floppy disk when data was lost?

The best solution for you to retrieve data from floppy disk is not to format it and look for a floppy disk data recovery program in the Internet to help you. Here is what I would like to recommend for you: Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. This is your best option to recover lost, deleted, or even formatted files from your floppy disk. You can now retrieve almost all kinds of data lost from a floppy disk, including images and documents files.

Download a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery below to perform floppy disk data recovery in a few clicks now!

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Recover Data from Floppy Disk in 3 Steps

To recover lost data from your floppy disk, you need to make sure that your floppy disk can be inserted to your computer and recognized as a storage media.

Now let’s process the recover with Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery.

Step 1 Choose a recovery mode

After installing and launching Wondershare Data Recovery on your computer, you can see a start window as image below.

Here to recover lost data from floppy disk, let’s select “Lost File Recovery” as a first try.

recover data from floppy disk

Step 2 Scan your floppy disk for lost data

Then the program window will detect and show all partitions on your computer. You just need to select the drive letter for your floppy disk and click “Start” button to begin scanning.

Note: If data was lost because of floppy disk formatting, please select “Enable Deep Scan” option in the window.

floppy disk data recovery

Step 3 Recover files from floppy disk

After scanning, all found contents on your floppy disk will be displayed in program window. You can view file names or preview found images to check whether your lost data can be recovered or not.

Then you only need to select files you need and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

retrieve data from floppy disk

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