> So I would
expect all you need to do is make an image copy of the disk.
On Sat, 4 May 2019, J. Peterson via cctalk wrote:
I'm trying to avoid the actual task of
loading the CD, waiting for the
computer to read all the bits, eject the CD, rename the file, load the
I want to send a stack of disks someplace, have somebody else do that
dozen times, and send the disks backs with a
thumb drive containing all
That does not sound amenable to find a service to send them to!
That sounds like "hire the neighbor's kid".
College kids will do anything for minimum wage.
While the disk is copying, s/he/it can also type in whatever metadata is
on the labels into a spreadsheet program for making a database.
In the past, when I needed to read 300 floppies, I wrote a script to read
to a file. It printed a number and I made a tiny label with that number and
put it on the diskette. Old then photograph the interesting ones. The
script tossed me into an editor and I transcribed the label. The script
also ran tools to try to list the dos or cpm files, saving the results. I
had to hit return to start the next one. So I had two piles of diskettes
and I'd transfer them one to the other after reading. I'd change them
between meetings or when I thought about it. It took weeks to get through
the 300, but there was little time that wasn't otherwise wasted devoted to