More than a Copy

RetroFloppy converts old files so you can read and view them today.  Conversion becomes more and more important as time marches on.
You have disks - you want usable files!

File Formats Explained

As files are copied from your original disks, most common pictures, word processing files, and spreadsheets go through a conversion process so you can use them on your modern Mac or Windows PC. Most file types are converted for free. A few, including supported Desktop Publishing files incur additional charges. Other unsupported file types are copied exactly as they existed on your original disks, which may or may not be “understandable” with your current computer.

Files Requiring Individual Attention – Desktop Publishing

Desktop publishing files are priced on a file-by-file basis. Files are converted to PDF format that can be viewed or printed:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Aldus PageMaker
  • QuarkXPress

Files Requiring Individual Attention – Very Early Macintosh

A few Macintosh programs requiring individual attention are priced on a higher per-disk basis:

  • FileMaker
  • MS Excel 1.5
  • WordPerfect 1.0

Genealogy Program Conversion to GEDCOM

Conversions from proprietary database formats to the common genealogy interchange format GEDCOM is priced on a per-database basis. Supported conversions:

  • Family Tree Maker (FTM)
  • LDS Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
  • Sierra Generations
  • Ask for more!

All Other Supported Files – No Extra Charge

Conversion of all other supported file types listed below is included in the price of disk extraction.

Graphics Format Conversion

  • BMP, EPS, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
  • Kodak Picture Disks
  • Mystic Color Labs / Mystic PC Photos / Floppy Shots disks
  • Seattle Film Works Diskettes
  • Sony Mavica Camera Diskettes
  • Video Floppy Disks: Sony Mavipak / Canon XAP Shot / VF-50 / VFD-50
  • Wolf Camera Diskettes
  • York Photo FotoFloppy Disks

Word Processor Conversion

PC Mac
  • Ami Pro 1.2, 2.0, 3.x
  • AppleWorks 5.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • DCA/RFT
  • Final Draft
  • IBM DisplayWrite
  • Leading Edge (LEWP)
  • MS Word DOS through version 6.0
  • MS Word for Windows 1.x and up
  • MS Works for Windows 2.0 and up
  • Multimate 4.0
  • PFS:Write
  • Professional Write 2.0
  • Rich Text, ASCII Text
  • Valdocs
  • WordPerfect DOS 4.2, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0
  • WordPerfect Windows 6.0 – 13
  • WordPerfect Works 2.0, 2.1
  • WordStar 2000, 5.x, 6.0, 7.0
  • XyWrite
  • AppleWorks 5.0, 6.0
  • AppleWorks (Apple II) 2.1, 3.0, GS
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 2.x, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • Final Draft
  • FrameMaker MIF 3.0
  • MacWrite II
  • MacWrite Pro 1.0, 1.5
  • MS Word 4.0 and up
  • MS Works 3.0, 4.0
  • Nisus Writer 3.0, 4.0
  • Rich Text, ASCII Text
  • WordPerfect 2.x, 3.x
  • WriteNow 3.0, 4.0

Spreadsheet Format Conversion

PC Mac
  • AppleWorks 5.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • DBase II, DBase III
  • Excel 2.x and up
  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • MS Works for Windows 3.0 – 95
  • Quattro Pro (DOS) 4.0
  • Quattro Pro (Windows) 1.0 – 9.0
  • SYLK
  • AppleWorks (Apple II) 2.1, 3.0
  • AppleWorks 5.0, 6.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0 and up
  • MS Excel 2.0 and up
  • MS Works 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
  • SYLK

Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, TRS-80 Application Conversion

  • AppleWorks
  • EasyScript
  • EasyWriter (Cap’n Software)
  • Gutenberg, Gutenberg Jr.
  • Magic Window I-II
  • Paperclip I-III
  • PFS:Write
  • Scripsit
  • Speedscript
  • WordPerfect
  • Ask for more!

Available media types

  • 8″ Shugart floppies – CP/M, DEC, IBM, dedicated word processors
  • Apple II, IIc, IIe, IIgs 5-1/4″, 3-1/2″ floppies
  • Apple Macintosh 3-1/2″ disks – 400K, 800K, 1.44MB
  • AT&T 5700, 7700 word processors
  • Atari 400/800/XL/XE
  • Bernoulli 10/20 disks
  • Brother word processors – 240K, 720K, 1.44MB
  • Canon StarWriter and StarWriter Pro disks
  • Coleco ADAM floppies
  • Commodore Amiga 3-1/2″ floppies
  • Commodore 64, 128, Pet, 1541, 1571, 8250, SFD-1001 drives
  • Convergent Technologies CTOS and Burroughs BTOS 5-1/4″ floppies
  • CPT word processor 8″ floppies
  • Digital Equipment Corporation DEC RX50K, RX01, RX02 floppies
  • Disklavier, PianoSoft floppies to Pianodisc IQ
  • Epson QX-10 Valdocs disks
  • Hard drives: SCSI, IDE, SATA, Iomega Jaz, Syquest, Bernoulli 44/88
  • IBM Displaywriter 6580 8″ floppies
  • IBM Office System 6 8″ floppies
  • Imation LS-120 / SuperDisk disks
  • Iomega ZIP drives: Zip 100, Zip 250, Zip 750
  • Iomega Jaz 1GB, 2GB disks
  • Iomega Rev, Clik! disks
  • Kaypro, North Star, Osborne, Toshiba, and all other CP/M 5-1/4″ floppies
  • Macintosh and Apple II 3-1/2″ and 5-1/4″ floppies
  • Magneto Optical disks – 3-1/2″: 128MB MO, 230MB MO, 540MB MO, 640MB MO, Gigamo 1.3GB, Gigamo 2.3GB
  • Magneto Optical disks – 5-1/4″: 594MB MO, 1.2GB MO, 2.3GB MO, 4.1GB MO, 9.1GB MO
  • NBI word processor 8″ floppies
  • Olivetti word processors
  • Smith-Corona word processors (except Smith-Corona DataDisks)
  • Tandy Model 100/102/200/WP-2 PDD disks
  • TI-99/4A 5-1/4″ disks
  • TRS-80 TRSDOS, TRS-80 Color Computer floppies
  • Video Floppy Disks: Sony Mavipak, Canon XAP Shot, VF-50, VFD-50
  • Wang word processor 8″ floppies – Wang OIS, VS, VP
  • Windows, DOS, IBM PC 3-1/2″ and 5-1/4″ floppies
  • Xerox 860 IPS word processor 8″ floppies
  • Ask for more!