Re: [NTLK] Reading Mac floppies on a Win XP machine

From: matthiasm <>
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 21:51:52 EDT

On Sep 28, 2007, at 10:11 PM, Stephan Weber wrote:

> Can somebody tell me if / how to get the packages off onto either a
> windows (XP Pro) or MS-Dos machine?

Older Mac floppy disks are not readable on PCs. They simply use a
different magnetic format than PCs (on the Mac, the floppy spins at
different speed depending on the position of the reading head, just
like CDs and DVDs. On PCs, the floppy always spins at the same
speed). If they are newer and readable, you still have to fight with
an entirely different file system... .

But as the others previously posted, you'll find all that at Unna
anyways... .


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