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Zip Disks


howard64
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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?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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You will need to install the Zip drive on your PC

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howard64

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

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mgmcc

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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.

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Woolwell

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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.

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wee eddie

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

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Confab

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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)

CCleaner

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wee eddie

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Just destroy them

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howard64

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thanks all I will destroy them

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