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Open old Mac discs on PC?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Jodee, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help here.

    It's been 11 years since finishing my undergrad degree, and I am applying to graduate school. I need to submit some academic writing samples from my old research papers. I have all my papers saved on Mac discs from the early 90s. They are double-sided double-density discs.

    I do not have a Mac anymore, only a PC (Windows XP). Is there any way I can convert these files to PC and more importantly, open these discs on a PC?

    When I insert them I get the message that the discs are not formatted. They ask me to format them but I said no to keep my data intact.

    Is there a software program or anything I can buy that would help me recover these files?

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
     
  2. Randy_T

    Randy_T Stunt Coordinator

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    Try HERE

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  4. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    Thanks for the tips, guys, but unfortunately neither of those programs works with double-sided, double-density disks, only HD disks. [​IMG]

    I don't know what I'm going to do, aside from buy an old Mac on eBay. Apparently most new Macs don't even support floppies, much less the DD disks.

    Frustrating.[​IMG]
     
  5. Randy_T

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    If you have a college close to you, talk to the computer science personal. They just may have an older mac sitting around that you could use. People also donate computers to non-profits. Check at schools,daycare centers,libraries, & churches.


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