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Recover files from old 3"
3" & 5" Floppy Discs then
copy them to modern media 


LuxSoft of Luxulyan 


Do you have valuable data stranded on 3" (CF2), 3" or 5" floppy discs that you can't get at because your modern PC doesn't support them ? 

Although we offer a comprehensive range of disc & data conversions, all that is needed in some cases are 'straight' ('as is') copies of files from the old floppy discs to modern media like CD, Pen Drive or e-mailed Zip. This is a valuable service where the discs contain .... 

  • just plain text files (ASCII text files) 

  • old file formats that are still valid with modern software eg BMP & PCX graphics 

  • files that can still be opened by more recent program versions eg MicroSoft Word

  • files from old programs that can still be run under modern systems eg Jetsetter

  • programs & other files for running in an Amstrad CPC or PCW emulator

Established in 1986, LuxSoft has a proven track record for performing this fully confidential and professional service

Disc Types Accepted

We accept the following types of floppy disc -

  • From all flavours of DOS / IBM compatible PC:

- 3.5" 720k MF2DD 'double density' and 1.44mb MF2HD 'high density' 

- 5.25" 360k M2D/M2DD 'double density' and 1.2mb M2HD 'high density' 

  • 3" and 5" discs from many early CP/M computers and Word Processors eg Atari ST, BBC B etc - please ask.

  • 3" MF2HD High Density discs from Apple Macs. NB We can NOT handle MF2DD Double Density (400 or 800k format) discs from very old Macs as these require a special variable speed drive.

  • 3" CF2 and 3.5" CP/M discs from Amstrad CPCs and PCWs


Costs and Turnround

We do NOT ask for payment in advance - you will be invoiced upon completion.

- Files from DOS / IBM 5" floppies to CD, Pen Drive or e-mailed Zip

    7.00 per 5" disc 

- Files from DOS / IBM 3" floppies to CD, Pen Drive or e-mailed Zip

    5.00 per 3" disc 

- Files from Apple Mac 3" HD floppies to CD, Pen Drive or e-mailed Zip

    8.00 per 3" disc 

- Files from CP/M PC 3" & 5" floppies to CD, Pen Drive or e-mailed Zip

    9.00 per 3" disc 

- Straight Copies of 3" & 3" PCW/CPC discs to CD, Pen Drive or e-mailed Zip

    8.00 per disc 

For quantities of 6 or more, please e-mail or call for a quote.


Please Note

If the format is not recognised as a regular standard one (be it CP/M or DOS), discs will be imaged in industry standard .IMG format at the above prices. Similarly discs will be imaged if their directories prove to be unreadable. If you want an IMG image as well as the files, the price will normally be 2.50 per disc - please request this specially on your Form. .

Due to ever rising costs, we have had to introduce a minimum disc copy order value of 10 (excluding any P&P or data recovery charges)

All prices quoted include e-mailing the results worldwide.

  • For results on CD, there is no extra charge if the total conversion cost exceeds 35, otherwise the extra is 2.50 to addresses in UK & Europe (incl Republic of Ireland) or 3.00 to outside Europe. 

  • For results on a USB pen drive, these are free when conversion costs are over 70 otherwise it's an extra 4.50

For overseas customers, 1 currently translates to approx $1.30 US or 1.20 Euros. Please note that we can ONLY accept payments in Euros or Dollars as cash or via PayPal - all bank transfers must be in Sterling ('GBP').

The conversion service is totally confidential and we aim to send back the results within 3-5 working days. Our main aim though is quality rather than speed so for large batches of discs or at busy periods, it may be a little longer. Also our 'heritage' hardware and its operator are not getting any younger ! Naturally, if there were to be a long delay, you would be notified by e-mail. 


What to send and to Where ....

  • Click here to print out the Disc Copy Request Form to give us your details as well as how you would like the results to be sent back to you.

  • Please clearly number the discs

  • The Conversion Request Form also gives advice on how to pack the discs and the postal address to which they should be sent (as a mailing label). Please put your address (or address label) on the back of the envelope.

  • Please do NOT send any money at this stage - you will be invoiced on completion. Unlike others, we do NOT ask for up-front payment but we do ask for prompt settlement of the invoice. By sending us your discs, you are deemed to have accepted the Terms & Conditions of our service.

  • Post the package to us. Please note that .... 

    • Use of Recorded or Special Delivery is encouraged for valuable material or when disc copies cannot be made. To avoid missed deliveries causing delay & inconvenience, please OK this with us by phone or e-mail BEFORE using these signed-for services.  

    • Our postcode is not in the database used by Royal Mail (this is Cornwall remember!) so manual entry by a Post Office clerk may be necessary.

    • Packets posted within the UK are charged by size and thickness as well as weight so even just a single floppy must be sent as a "Large Letter". If in doubt, post at a Post Office (if you can find one that's still open).

What we then do .....

  • If we encounter any reading problems with the discs or they have become corrupted, we will spend a total 40 mins trying to recover as much data as possible for you (as per our Terms & Conditions). If the time needed exceeds this, we will contact you by telephone or e-mail to discuss options and the likely additional charges.

  • In accord with your preferences and the volume of data involved, the results are either e-mailed to you or sent by post on CD or pen drive accompanied by an explanatory covering letter + invoice. 

  • If after receiving the results you still want your original discs returned to you, this is done as soon as possible after your payment has been received. 


Contact Details


Tel (01726) 81 2257 


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