How Can I Safely Dispose Of My Old Floppy Disks (with Personal Data)? I Have Over A Hundred Them And No Longer Need Them.


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Daniel Martinez Profile
Daniel Martinez answered
If the data is "that personal ", then destroy them. Get a metal garbage can, some wood, a little gas to keep the wood burning. Chuck them in.
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2nd-LLpn ="donate them" is a very good idea. Floppy are expensive for someone of little means. PS you would STILL want to erase the personal data!!
3rd. Radio Shack or another electronics shop sells a "Deguissing Coil", nothing more then a large coil of wire with a resistor in series that when pluged in sends out a heavy magnetic field that will erase the floppies when placed in the field of the coil( inside the loop).
4th-Ask someone you know & trust with a computer & floppy to format them before giving away or disposing of them.
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
Definitely just destroy the floppies. Do not give your personal info away like that.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I would call a shop that does repairs to computers, and see what they say about it. For all you know they might want them for parts or whatever. Hope this helps, good luck.
Ken Steinberg Profile
Ken Steinberg answered
Donate them to a senior computer class or the Boys and Girls Club for their computer classes.

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