Zip Disks

  howard64 27 Jul 11

I have been asked to check that there is nothing personal on some zip disks before they are got rid of. Can anyone point me at a free prog that can read such disks?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 27 Jul 11

You will need to install the Zip drive on your PC

  howard64 27 Jul 11

the zip drive works fine on w7 but I need a prog to read the disks

  mgmcc 27 Jul 11

If they are being "got rid of", why not just physically destroy the disks?

Zip disks were used in conjunction with Iomega's dedicated disk drives.

  Woolwell 27 Jul 11

If the zip drive works then you shouldn't need a special program to read the contents. The files will be as other drives. Reformat several times should destroy the data. But the best option is destruction.

  wee eddie 27 Jul 11

Best to stick each one in a Vice and break it in half.

  Confab 28 Jul 11

A reformat will not destroy the data. You need a program that will overwrite the drive, preferably several times. CCleaner can do this for you (under the Tools section)


  wee eddie 29 Jul 11

Just destroy them

  howard64 29 Jul 11

thanks all I will destroy them


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