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Posted on 1997-03-11
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I notice that Microsoft could fit files that are 1.7Megs big on a normal disk (3 1/2  1.4Megs)

HOW DO THEY DO THAT?!?!?!?!?!

Is there a program out there that can allow me to do that?
It would really reduce the amount of disks I will need when I'm backing up my files...!

Please show me where to get that program!!
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they do it thru a special compression method.
there is a program available on the net at many of the win95 sites.  try http://www.windows95.com/. I dont remember its name.
Keep in mind that files saved this way cannot just be copied and used. they have to be copied using the extract commannd which can be a pain in the ass. I dont know for sure if that changes when you use the program.
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they do it by formatting floppy disks with 21 sectors per track (normally 18)
there are many shareware programs allowing you to do that (an old is vgacopy, but you can find more recent).
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by:rkk
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Ther is een programm vgacopy shareware to 2.0 mb /1.44
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