What is a floppy diskette?

Answer Floppy diskettes, or floppy disks, are a type of storage medium used to transfer files from one computer to another. They are also used as a medium to back up or save important information.HistoryT... Read More »

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How do I format a floppy diskette?

FormattingClick "Start," "Computer." Right-click on "Floppy Disk Drive (A:)" and choose "Format..."Data ErasureType an optional "Volume label" name and click "Start." A Warning sign appears stating... Read More »

Why are floppy discs so called, when they aren't floppy at all?

If you soak them in water for three years then they do become floppy, that's why.

What is a Diskette?

A diskette is a form of magnetic storage that is portable and housed in a plastic container. While diskettes were the primary form of data storage in the 1970s through most of the 1990s, they have ... Read More »

How do I erase a diskette?

Erasing a DisketteClick "Start" and type "command" in the instant search field. Choose the "Command Prompt" that appears in the list. Insert the diskette into the floppy drive. Type "Format A:." P... Read More »