Converting dBase iv disks from 5.25 to 3.5 media
Posted on 2013-06-08
I still have my original dBase discs for version 4, but the discs are 5.25" floppies and I no longer have the drives capable of reading this format. I would like to resurrect the software but I need to know whether there is any way to transfer the files from the original 5.25" floppies to perhaps a 3 1/2 inch format floppy. I need to know whether it is possible to transfer those files somehow, and if they are transferred whether that will affect the installation from 3 1/2 inch floppies. I have some memories that the original floppies may have had some kind of copy protection built into them. If the copy protection is not an issue, how can I transfer the files from one format to another? Are there companies that do that? I do have some old 5.25" drives, but the systems that I have will probably not have a bios setting for that size drive. I could use some help in figuring this out; any help would be appreciated and points awarded. Thanks.