[plug] Bitrot

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Mon Dec 24 02:38:56 WST 2007

On Mon, Dec 24, 2007, Arie Hol wrote:

> A problem occurred when those older floppy discs that had been used on 
> earlier versions of DOS (up to ver 6.22) were inserted into a Win95 
> system for the first time, Win95 would immediately set about "updating" 
> the FAT system for the disk from the old 8.3 format to handle long file 
> names - in many instances if the disk was "full" - the FAT was corrupted 
> and the disks became unreadable in both Win95 and older DOS systems.
> Goodbye data.

You know Vista does this with flash drives, right?


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