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Old 03-04-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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Floppy disk repair

My daughter has lost a Pascal assignment which was on a floppy disc. (Windows).

I've tried dosfsck -r -v /dev/fd0. I get:
davcefai:/home/david# dosfsck -r -v /dev/fd0
dosfsck 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN
Checking we can access the last sector of the filesystem
Boot sector contents:
System ID ",9A6+IHC"
Media byte 0xf0 (5.25" or 3.5" HD floppy)
       512 bytes per logical sector
       512 bytes per cluster
         1 reserved sector
First FAT starts at byte 512 (sector 1)
         2 FATs, 12 bit entries
      4608 bytes per FAT (= 9 sectors)
Root directory starts at byte 9728 (sector 19)
       224 root directory entries
Data area starts at byte 16896 (sector 33)
      2847 data clusters (1457664 bytes)
18 sectors/track, 2 heads
         0 hidden sectors
      2880 sectors total
Got 3072 bytes instead of 4274 at 5120
with no option to repair.

Can anybody suggest a way to recover the files from the floppy?
Old 03-04-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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maybe try an undelete program. I've only used very expensive comercial ones but sourceforge has this one. I'm sure there must be many more.



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