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How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby 607 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Hey! I'm trying to create back-ups of my parents' files. However, at every single file, we need to insert disk A, then insert disk B. Is it possible to copy multiple files into RAM at once, and only then insert disk B again?

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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby 607 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:16 pm

By the way: there's a file which I successfully copied onto my diskette, and I can see the file in Windows, with the correct size. However, when I try to copy it from the diskette onto another disk, it says the file is corrupt. Is there any chance I can get the program off the floppy disk anyway, and get it to work? :/

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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby mjvans » Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 pm

Kobold can do that copy files with use of memory buffer

http://milan.kovac.cc/atari/software/index.php?search_word=kobold

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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby wongck » Wed May 02, 2018 10:57 pm

May be one of several incompatibility due to disk format (Atari or MSDOS format) and disk size (360KB, 720KB or 1.44KB) detection on Windows.
Best to take a 720KB (depends on your Atari disk drive) and format it in MSDOS - the ST can read a MSDOS format diskette while Windows cannot read an Atari formatted diskette reliably.
Search this forum for how to format in MSDOS - there are some parameter.

Or Google for DR CoolZic ( mod here) documentation on these topics at his site.
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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby 607 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:54 am

I think my diskettes are formatted fine. I just did format A: /T:80 /N:9, and I've copied over several files succesfully. :)
I'll check out Kobold, thanks.

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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby simonsunnyboy » Thu May 03, 2018 4:23 pm

Use a RAM Disk with only one floppy drive as long as RAM permits.
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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby spiny » Thu May 03, 2018 4:28 pm

If you're backing up the files, is there a reason you can't just use FCOPY and copy the whole disk at once ?

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Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Postby wongck » Thu May 03, 2018 11:39 pm

If you have PC with a non-USB floppy drive on it running windows, you can you Floppy Image to image directly to Windows http://atari.8bitchip.info/floimgd.php
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