Transferring files between vintage Macs and the modern world

You’ve got a vintage Macintosh and some games on floppy but you want more! From where, I hear you cry! From the web, of course! The internet is chock full of great software (not least of all on vintageapplemac.com with our tens of gigabytes of Mac shareware!) but getting it from the internet to your...

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Putting preaching into practice and helping a hobbyist out

I’ve waxed lyrical recently about the value of software preservation, particularly the preservation of software from floppy disks, and had a chance to put my philosophy to the test when a cry for help went up in a Macintosh group on Facebook. A user was looking for a copy of disk 2 of ClarisWorks 2.0,...

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Battle of the Disk Copy versions

So, my previous article raised a few heckles here and there but I did learn something interesting regarding Disk Copy. In short, I had included in my floppy preservation methodology the use of Disk Copy 6.3.3 to make images of Macintosh floppies. Turns out that that might not be the best idea as 6.3.3 makes...

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The best way to preserve Macintosh software from floppy disks

I’ve been mulling lately on how to best preserve Mac software that’s tucked away on floppy disks, and I’ve got some thoughts to share. Firstly, and most importantly, *now* is the time for all Macintosh enthusiasts to back-up their floppy collections to hard disk. Seriously, finish this article and then go and back up everything...

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