Looking for computer and individual to read old floppy disks

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 11 20:04:38 CST 2022

On 3/11/22 20:39, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2022, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> I could do it, but I'm a little squeezed for time and energy right now.
>> Spending my mornings under the LINAC.
> Yikes!
> The word "under" means that you are not doing atomic physics experiments.
> Very sorry to hear it.
> I got more details from the guy with the disks.  They are apparently 
> "360K" PC floppies with XYWRITE files, and he wants to load the file 
> contents into a "modern"? word processor.  So hopefully, somebody can 
> help him, with a simple COPY *.*, and I think that he now understands 
> that he might also need to get back a copy of XYWRITE to turn the file 
> content into something usable.

It was mentioned that he would pay someone to do this.  Why not just
tell him to buy a $20 USB Floppy from Amazon and copy them himself?


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