I've been recovering some data off some very old Mac floppy disks (about 20 years old).
I've had some success but have run into the problem with some disks where the oxide layer has degraded and scrapes off onto the drive heads.
I do clean the drive heads between each attempt (with isopropyl alcohol) to remove the buildup so as not to damage other disks.
I realize these floppies are probably a lost cause but I do enjoy a challenge.
Does anyone have any suggestions about how to minimize this oxide scraping while I try to read these disks?
Peter has too many computers