copying files between diskettes

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What's a good utility to copy files between diskettes? I've been relearning apple dos and can't remember if there is a utility to do this.

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Re: copying files between diskettes

In a word ... "Copy A". Works best for files that are not copy protected.
There are a few others out there too, but this is tops for reliability IMHO.

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Re: copying files between diskettes

Unless I'm mistaken, COPYA will copy an entire diskette, but not a single file.

If you want to copy individual files under DOS 3.3, use the program FID on the DOS 3.3 master diskette. You will need to use the command 'BRUN' as it's a binary file.

If using PRODOS just run the PRODOS master diskette and hit 'F' to enter the utilities menu.

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Re: copying files between diskettes

My favorite utility is Copy II Plus

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Re: copying files between diskettes

This link has a good list of programs:

http://apple2.org.za/gswv/a2zine/faqs/Csa2DSKETTE.html#010

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Re: copying files between diskettes

FID and COPYA in the old days.

COPY II+ 5.5
COPY II+ 8.4
COPY II+ 9.1
..is what I use in modern times today.

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Re: copying files between diskettes

Keatah wrote:

FID and COPYA in the old days.

COPY II+ 5.5
COPY II+ 8.4
COPY II+ 9.1
..is what I use in modern times today.

I concur... Copy II+ is probably the best...

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Re: copying files between diskettes

CiderPress also works if you want to stay in the windows environment. But there are a lot niceties missing from CP. It needs some modernization and "feature completeness", like actual drag'n'drop between two CP windows. And a status bar at the bottom indicating how much free space is available.

If you can learn CiderPress and Copy II+ (the versions I listed) you're gonna be in good shape when it comes time to pushing files around.

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