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First post, by Simmerhead

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Hi!

What software do you folks recommend for ripping floppy and CD images? I have quite a stack of old driver floppies and CDs that I want to upload to the Internet archive, and I want som images of CD games to mount with DaemonTools in Windows 98 to avoid that spinning CD annoyance.

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Reply 2 of 7, by wbahnassi

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WinImage... as long as you have your disks in write-protect mode to protect them from Windows, as it can pollute their original contents with nonsense-ware.

For CDs any CD burner typically has the function to rip CD images. Just make sure to use a format suitable if you want to retain additional tracks (not a problem if you are archiving driver CDs).

Reply 3 of 7, by nfraser01

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paradigital wrote on 2023-11-06, 17:17:

ImgBurn was always my go-to for CD/DVD images.

CDBurnerXP for CD/DVD ripping and burning (Windows). Not sure if DeamonTools requires a specific format?

paradigital wrote on 2023-11-06, 17:17:

WinImage is a good option for both Floppies and CD/DVD, but it’s not freeware.

I got a warm fuzzy feeling after paying my regisration fee. It was higher than I would have liked but worth it. So yes, WinImage for floppies (unless you only have a USB floppy)

HTH

Reply 4 of 7, by elszgensa

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In case some of your media do have copy protection: Alcohol 120% (and a decent drive) for optical discs. If you have a machine with XP or earlier to rip on then you can even grab their free "retro edition". And for floppies there's hardware devices, e.g. Kryoflux or Greaseweazle.

Reply 5 of 7, by GL1zdA

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I'm using DiscImageCreator via the Media Preservation Frontend. It works well with all kinds of images and is the only one I've got satisfying results with Multi-Mode CDs (Data + Audio tracks).

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Reply 6 of 7, by Norton Commander

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EMT4WIN is free and is what I used to image all my floppies.

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http://www.os2site.com/sw/util/disk/floppy/index.html

Scroll down and download EMT4WIN v4.39. It run on Windows 10.