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    Bump up this back up
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    Sorry to tell you this, but 99.9% chance they are in a landfill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcade View Post
    Sorry to tell you this, but 99.9% chance they are in a landfill.
    Well, I'm equally sorry to tell you that I don't think it's accurate to say that only 0.1% of floppy disks from the 80s & 90s have survived.

    I'll keep my hopes up, thanks Have a lovely, positive day!
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    Was it common practice to punch holes in floppy disks ?
    Noticed this ebay ad has one disk with a hole in it
    https://www.ebay.ie/itm/26-x-misc-2S...gAAOSw09ZeOCKP

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    Hole is to differentiate DD and HD disks.
    HD floppy drives have sensor at this location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okee View Post
    Was it common practice to punch holes in floppy disks ?
    Don't think it was common, but I also did it on occasion if I only had DD disks and needed a HD disk. When people moved away from Amigas, they had lots of DD floppies lying around which were no longer very usable, so making a hole made them usable again in the PC.
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    All I can say is it was common for me A lot of the fake HD disks I created from SD ones still work today after 30 years stored in an attic
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