I come across a lot of digital files that need purging and organizing and though I’d share this Quick Tech Tip…
I’ve been working with a client recently who use to own several art galleries and is in preparation for re-launching her career. Anytime we want to share our “stuff” with our “peeps” we need to gather those peeps into a list…so for this client list-building meant reaching back into the archives of her old gallery and customers to retrieve their info.
Part of what I LOVE to about what I do is researching new/better solutions and systems for maximizing our efforts. In this case with just a bit of research I found this portable floppy drive that plugs into a USB port so we can retrieve all those old files quickly and easily.
This little device is only about $10-15. Floppy disc’s contain such a small amount of info compared to what we store today. It takes practically no time to copy this stuff onto a new hard drive or just quickly scan the files and determine if you need anything.
I’m really happy with this small tech tool! Now I have an easy solution to help you part with all those old floppy discs sitting around that may or may not have important info! Yes, there are services you can send your disc’s to to retrieve your info but some people are not comfortable with sending personal info to strangers (not unreasonable in the age of ID Theft!). I’ve established my clients trust and this solution gives me the method to solve this for my clients quickly and without getting a third party involved.
Once you have what you need, find the best solution for recycling these floppy discs and get rid of them! This is an easy project you can do for yourself. Do you have old floppy discs sitting around?