Data Storage Device - Floppy Disk (The Easy Way)

Need a place to store your tiny pieces of information, like passwords, PINs, etc.? A floppy disk may be the perfect place for it!

Step 1: Materials Needed

You'll need: a floppy disk, a small piece of paper, a scissor, and a pen.

Step 2: Cut Out a Piece of Paper, and Record Data.

Cut out a piece of paper slightly shorter than the length of the the plastic or metal clip on the top of the floppy disk. Make it about 1/4 the width of the disk.

Step 3: Slide Over Clip and Place Paper Inside.

Hold the plastic or metal "clip" of your floppy and slide it over, and you should see some sort of tape. Slide your piece of paper into where the tape is, and release the clip. Your data is now secure.

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    Gasbagmikethevenerablez

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 3

    YEA YOU CAN JUST MEMORIZE IT...if you open and close the floppy, t can get damaged

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    Blubber300Gasbagmike

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    Who cares if it gets damaged!? The biggest one of these I've seen is 1.44 MB, so this is probably the most useful thing you can do with it, unless you want to carry a bunch of scripts around with you.

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    ninepound

    12 years ago

    I'm just waiting for someone to say
    Wait... but how does it get back onto the computer? Do I have to put it in my CD drive?

    I'd never thought of literally putting data IN the floppy disk. Genius.

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    Calltakerninepound

    Reply 11 years ago

    LOL... I was thinking along very similar lines, thinking that you would put a text file on the floppy or something. Considering how little the floppy disk is actually used any more, this is a great way to use those floppies laying around. ~C

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    YerboogiemanCalltaker

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    my school said i cant use flash drives and only fkoppys and i said my computer doesnt have a floppy drive and they didnt believe me

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    matzo333Yerboogieman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Staples sells 10-, 25-, 40-, 50- and 100-packs! i'm probably the only reason my local Staples still carries them though.

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    hondagofastCalltaker

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The floppy is soon to be a museum piece. Too bad, they installed windows 95 on my first computer...

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    binnieninepound

    Reply 11 years ago

    Wait... but how does it get back onto the computer? Do I have to put it in my CD drive? happy??? lol someone had to say it! thought i should

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    Morriscow

    8 years ago on Step 3

     open it up and put the paper inside: then spin the disk

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    danimal1234

    10 years ago on Step 3

    Don't forget - make sure it's write protected!

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    alexsolex

    12 years ago

    what about using the compass tip to scratch your password directly on the floppy film ? I tried a few minutes ago and it works good :) You can scratch your password or whatever on the film and then watch the film through a light to read what you just scratched ! You can write many things around the film, just turn it around to change the place. Of course you have to slide the clip to scratch the film