Write to a floppy disk in C

Posted on 2004-04-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
fp=fopen( "a:\test.txt","wt");


I have been using the above two lines of code in a
small program in an attempt to write to a text file
in my floppy (a:\) drive. However, nothing seems to
be happening. The program compiles with success
but does not write anything to the floppy disk.
Does any one know how to write to a floppy disk.

thanks in advance.

Question by:ions_j
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by:Kent Olsen
ID: 10835230
Hi ions_j,

Check the returned value from fopen().

  fp = fopen ();
  if (fp == NULL)
    perror ("Open failed");
    exit (0);

Good Luck,

Accepted Solution

booki earned 125 total points
ID: 10835280

Try changing:

>> "a:\test.txt"




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