Compressed 3 1/2 floppy



Wando
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
I stored some documents on a 3 1/2 floppy that was compressed under W 95.
Now I have WXP Pro and need to acces the information on the floppy. I cannot
seem to get at it. All it shows under "Explore" is: cmsstorage.lst file and
a READTHIS file. In the READTHIS file it says: This disk was compressed
using Windows 95 DriveSpace.
To use this disk, you must first mount it. To mount it:
1. Run DriveSpace in Windows.
2. In the Drives list, click the drive that contains the disk,
and then click Mount on the Advanced menu.
To automatically mount all compressed devices, use the Settings command on
the Advanced menu.
(If this file is located on a drive other than the drive that contains the
compressed disk, then the disk is already mounted).

How do I get the information off the floppy now? Any help would be
appreciated.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Find a computer running Windows 95 or 98 and decompress
the files on the floppy. DriveSpace is not supported in Windows XP.

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"Wando" wrote:

| I stored some documents on a 3 1/2 floppy that was compressed under W 95.
| Now I have WXP Pro and need to acces the information on the floppy. I cannot
| seem to get at it. All it shows under "Explore" is: cmsstorage.lst file and
| a READTHIS file. In the READTHIS file it says: This disk was compressed
| using Windows 95 DriveSpace.
| To use this disk, you must first mount it. To mount it:
| 1. Run DriveSpace in Windows.
| 2. In the Drives list, click the drive that contains the disk,
| and then click Mount on the Advanced menu.
| To automatically mount all compressed devices, use the Settings command on
| the Advanced menu.
| (If this file is located on a drive other than the drive that contains the
| compressed disk, then the disk is already mounted).
|
| How do I get the information off the floppy now? Any help would be
| appreciated.



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Compressed 3 1/2 floppy