I have spent some time recently “de-cluttering” my study in the loft. It’s amazing how much you uncover that you had forgotten about when you start digging! Amongst other things I found boxes of floppy disks . . . . and fortunately a floppy disk drive. I found a lot of my old Uni notes and test papers as well as web sites developed as part of my web developer certificate studies.
I also found a lot of the disks had on them some old photos taken with my Sanyo Digicam, my first digital camera that took whopping 1MB pictures! They are now on my network drive.
Unfortunately there were a number of disks with un-readable files on them. Some of them were old Microsoft Backup files, I looked and searched for a way of opening them to no avail. So having not needing these files for years I decided to recycle the disks.
I wonder how long it will be before another de-clutter will see me uncovering old disk drives and trying to recover long forgotten or obsolete files.