Downloading harddrive files to place on new computer
Posted on 2000-03-05
Currently I have a 486SX33 which I need to desperately upgrade. It operates on Win 3.11 (WFW). I need a way to download files which are larger than will fit onto ONE 3.5 floppy. In the past I used a program called BackIt which was a DOS program. This program is limited to just 5 1/4 floppies though. It allows files to be downloaded onto however many floppies are needed to contain the selected file(s) prompting you when the next floppy should be inserted until the file download has been completed. I used this very program to download my entire 10 meg harddrive on my 8088 onto 5 1/4 floppies to place onto my current machine.
When restoring, you simply use the program in reverse, inserting the floppies called for by the program, #1, #2, etc. until the file(s) is/are restored.
Is there another program like this available that allows me to do the same but using 3 1/2 inch floppies instead? I have files that are 5 megs and greater and they don't fit onto a 3 1/2 floppy without such a program. If there's a way to do it without getting a disk full warning, I'm not aware of it.
Cable transfer programs require Win 95 from what I've seen so far. I don't have the new computer yet since I need to figure out a way to save my files first.
I desperately need to upgrade but I just as desperately need to keep the majority of the stuff on my current harddrive.