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  1. #1
    JonB
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    Default Copying Floppy Disks

    Can anyone help me with this please? In my Win98SE if I want multiple copies of a floppy, from MS-DOS Prompt I use the command
    "diskcopy a: a:" and just keep swapping target disks as needed until I have all the copies I want.
    A friend with WinXP now finds that using the same command will only work for one copy and then the source disk has to be inserted again, very much the same as Copy Disk option in Win98. Have some of the MS-DOS commands been downgraded in XP? Is there a multi-copy function available without resorting to a Disk Copying application?

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    Terry Porritt
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    Default Re: Copying Floppy Disks

    According to Microsoft the way XP handles diskcopy is how you describe it.

    Have a look at this MS site

    Follow the instructions and click on D at the top of the page and then diskcopy.

    some of the XP gurus may know how to copy disks in bulk.

  3. #3
    Dolby Digital
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    Default Re: Copying Floppy Disks

    Can't you copy the floppy to the hard drive and and use a batch file to copy to a: (or is it a bootable floppy).

  4. #4
    JonB
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    Default Re: Copying Floppy Disks

    Thanks Terry & Dolby. That confirms that the diskcopy command in XP has been changed.
    I'm not techie enough to write batch files Dolby, could you enlighten me on a file to do the job?
    I am currently looking at a program called WinImage which does the job but is not free !!

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