While floppy disks have gone the way of 8-track tapes, there are still a few holdouts who may find this backup program a helpful tool. FlopImager takes a delicate floppy disk and copies all of its information onto your hard drive. The interface is easy to use and the program's options are few, yet reliable. Copying files from a floppy isn't adequate to capture all the disk's information; FlopImager captures a byte-by-byte image (boot information, etc.) of everything so you can recreate the disk's capabilities on any computer. Copies are saved in DSK format, or as an executable file. Overall, for the few who hold fast to floppies this simple utility may come in handy.
What's new in version 2.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedSeptember 24, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
FlopImager creates image files of your floppy disks. Once created, it can be written back to another disk. The application can be used to simply copy one disk to another. But the main reason I wrote this application is, that the data stored on a floppy disk is not as safe as data stored on a compact disk or a hard disk. It is easy to copy all files from a floppy disk to another form of medium. But some floppy disks contain extra information that is not stored in files. And some floppy disks contain data without known file-system information (e.g. disks written by foreign operating systems). This is where FlopImager becomes useful. This very easy-to-use application reads the entire content of floppy disk - cylinder by cylinder - and saves it into an compressed image file on a specified path. If the original disk get lost or damaged, it can be reproduced any time with the help of the disk image.