Old MS-DOS software needs to read/write data into 3.5" floppy disks.
Posted on 2013-11-28
I still use a very old software (20 years now) that runs via MS-DOS command prompt. The software is not commercially available and since then it was not updated for Windows
In order to run the program nowadays I have first to plug an 3.5" external USB floppy disk drive to my PC. This is so because once that I run the program it automatically writes and retrieves data in or from the floppy disk at intervals depending on the process.
One relevant information is that the MS-DOS software asks for a floppy disk with a specific volume name (Mydisk123).
I have been wondering if there is a way to avoid the use of 3.5" floppy disks.
For example: is there a way to configure a USB port as the "A" drive, and have a USB memory plugged there, so that when the program wants to read/write on drive "A" it does it on the USB memory?
As explained above, I don´t have the means to reach the person that 20+ years ago wrote the source program and compiled it into an exe file.