A DIY Strategy for Data Recovery from 5.25” Floppy Disks

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5.25" floppy disks that are damaged from mold present unique challenges for digital archivists. In working on these disks, a strategy can be to remove the magnetic media from the disk's sleeve, clean it thoroughly, and then insert it into a clean disk sleeve. The tools involved are not expensive, and can be useful for collecting institutions, as well as for personal data recovery. This lightning t...

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