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Flopy disk for konica picture show dated 1997.

How I can transfer the pictures to cds. I tried to open the files with differents pictures programs ( Like kodak picture share) with not luck.

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    have8 picture discs that i can not download onto my computer- iwant to copy to flashdrive--


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My picture show is a slide show and will not let me save the pictures. I open it from My Conputer

How do I seve these to my computer?

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Have you tried just opening the drive A from my computer? if you cant the floppy drive might be plugged in wrong, not enabled in your bios or the disk itself is no good. if you have a green light on the floppy drive all the time then its deffently plugged in wrong.

let me know how you get on

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If the message says differently, I would still disconnect it, unles you're in the middle of writing, which you're not.
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2. The floppy disk is brand new and you need to format it first.

3. The floppy disk is not working. Try a known working floppy disk.

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