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Old 25 December 2010, 04:33   #1
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Disk verification tool?

So, my floppies have been sitting around for around 20 years now. Some of them have tracks that are dead and cannot be written to. Is there a simple software that can verify that the disk is not broken, or is the easiest way to initialize the disk and see if it hits an error? I'd like to toss all the dead ones.
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For AmigaDos disks you can simply try and create an ADF of the disk. If it fails, the disk is on it's way to the great disk heaven in the sky.

You could use any old utility that verifies (my old Tracktool program does but many others must also work) by writing the ADF straight back to the disk. The verify option will write the data then read it back and ensure it matches.
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