floppy disc

  phild 21:39 18 Sep 03
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im on xp and trying to copy on to a 2.0 mb floppy. it tells me there isnt enough room on it but it seems like thinks its a 1.44 floppy. when i try to format it only shows formating for a 1.44 mb floppy....can anyone please help

  MAJ 21:41 18 Sep 03

It is a 1.44MB floppy after it's formatted. You can't use it without formatting.

  VoG II 21:42 18 Sep 03

If you need to fit a 2 MB file on it, zip the file first click here

  phild 21:43 18 Sep 03

if i go into properties it shows as a 1.44 mb.but how can that be when i know it is 2.0

  phild 21:45 18 Sep 03

i hear what you say VoG but the floppy is a 2.0 mb one

  MAJ 21:48 18 Sep 03

It doesn't hold 2MB of data, phild, it only holds 1.44MB.

  Jester2K II 21:50 18 Sep 03

No floppy is a 2.0 MB. They are ALL 1.44 MB (despite what it says on the box / disk)

I can't remember why they marked it as 2.0 MB but believe us - you will NOT get more than 1.44 MB on it under Windows.

Is it 2 Mb under Mac???

  Jester2K II 21:51 18 Sep 03

All floppy disks are

1.44MB capacity formatted

2.0MB unformatted

As you HAVE to format the disk first they will ALWAYS be 1.44mb..

  phild 21:54 18 Sep 03

ok thanks to you all. have taken on board all your comments and advise. thanks again

  VoG II 21:56 18 Sep 03

I remember receiving a 2MB floppy at work a few years ago. I can't remember what machine it was written on but it was not a PC as we know it. We (and I include the IT dept in that but that's not saying much) could not read the disk in any of our machines.

Got the guy to resend it on a 1.44 ...

  Ironman556 22:14 18 Sep 03

Get another floppy and get The File Splitter click here works every time for me, and you can choose what size you want the bits splitting into.

I've broken a 14 MB file down into 2 MB chunks to send over the internet, very useful.

Alternatively use WinZip (or equivalent) to span across floppies.

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