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wjsamarin
December 9th, 2008, 12:54 PM
I am an eighty-three year old academic with a lot of things on Apple IIe floppies that I want to transfer to contemporary disks for donating to my archives at the university. Unfortunately, I don't have an Apple IIe, and I'm no wizard but a dinosaur in matters electronic. Can anyone help me? I'd be willing to travel in North America from Toronto, Canada if it were necessary. This project is important to me. Thanks.

MikeS
December 9th, 2008, 01:25 PM
What types of data are on these disks?

barythrin
December 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
If you let us know close to where you are located someone in the area may have an Apple II or disk reader card that could create the disk images (backups) as well as pull the data off onto current disks.

Good luck!
- John

er..I read between the lines and purged some data. Yup sorry, misread the original post. He's in Toronto.

MikeS
December 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
If you let us know close to where you are located someone in the area may have an Apple II or disk reader card that could create the disk images (backups) as well as pull the data off onto current disks.

Good luck!
- John
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He did; sounds like he's right here in Toronto. Now we just have to find someone close with a Compaticard or equivalent. Dru??

wmmullaney
December 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Depending on the type of data, I'd do it if you sent me the disks.

MikeS
December 9th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Depending on the type of data, I'd do it if you sent me the disks.
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Sounds like he's not too keen to let them out of his hands; can't blame him. We'll probably find a way....

will
December 9th, 2008, 03:55 PM
I was able to transfer all my old disks with ADT Pro. I realize you don't have an Apple, but they are pretty easy to get. Just go on ebay.

Then you can order the serial cable and software from this outfit:
http://retrofloppy.com/

Retrofloppy will also transfer the disks for you, if you want.

Will

Druid6900
December 9th, 2008, 07:46 PM
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He did; sounds like he's right here in Toronto. Now we just have to find someone close with a Compaticard or equivalent. Dru??

Wish I did have a compaticard. I don't even have an apple serial card.

I have a II+ with a drive that works just fine, but, OmniFlop doesn't do Apple disks. Different format altogether.

However, if the OP wants to spring for a card, cable and software, I'd do the work.