Is your floppy disk corrupted or formatted? Or do you have trouble accessing the floppy disk data? Then you can recover the data written on the floppy disk using a standard data recovery software. There are many data recovery software such as Recoverit Data Recovery, iCare Data Recovery Pro, and BadCopy Pro from which you can select one for this purpose. To recover your data from the floppy disk using a data recovery software,
follow the below-mentioned steps.
On your Windows computer, close all the running programs and download a standard data recovery software from the Internet.
After downloading the software, go to the Downloads folder and give a double-click on the downloaded file to run the installation.
Complete the software installation process by following the on-screen prompts.
Make sure you have a floppy disk drive and insert the floppy disk into the drive.
Launch the data recovery software by giving a double-click on the shortcut icon.
Make sure that your computer detects the connected floppy disk.
In the data recovery software window, choose your floppy disk from the left-side panel.
It will be located under the External Devices section.
After selecting the floppy disk, click the Start button.
Now, your floppy disk will be scanned thoroughly.
Wait until the scan gets completed.
Now, at the end of the scan, your data present in the floppy disk will be displayed.
Go to the left-side panel and select the file type that you wish to recover.
Next, select the files that you wish to recover from the right-side panel.
After selecting the data to be recovered, click the Recover button.
Select a file location on your computer to save the recovered data.
Close the data recovery software and run a Bootup Disk to check your floppy disk for corrupted or infected files.
Go to the Windows Control Panel and give a double-click on the Add/Remove programs option.
Click the Startup Disk tab, followed by the Create Disk button to start booting your floppy disk.
Next, you can move the recovered data back to the floppy disk if you prefer to do so. However, floppy disks are too old and not reliable to store data, when compared to the highly secure and reliable storage devices available today.