I own a typing business and I’m doing a project for a client that’s from the stone age. He has Windows 98 on his computer, Windows XP and he is still saving his work to a floppy disk. He has an external floppy disk drive that he uses and he brought it so I could plug it into my computer and load his files. He works in Microsoft Works which I have on my computer. I plugged the drive in and his files came up, but I wasn’t ready to work on them at the present.
I left everything plugged in and logged off from my computer. The next day I booted up my computer and went to reload his files and the disk didn’t show the files at all. What could have happened to those files? I get a message asking if I want to format the disk and I’m afraid to because I’m thinking it wil erase what’s on there. I don’t know how to get into MS-DOS to run the disk directory to see if the files are there. I have Windows Vista so would that have anything to do with the files disappearing. If so, why did they appear in the first place. Please help. I don’t want to tell this man that his files are gone.