Nov 21, 2019

Destroy Floppy Disks

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#*Once you run a shredding program, the information on the disks will be gone for good. You can either repurpose the floppy disks or take them to an e-waste center.
 
#*Once you run a shredding program, the information on the disks will be gone for good. You can either repurpose the floppy disks or take them to an e-waste center.
 
#*This only works if you have a drive for your floppy disks. It may be easier to take the disks apart and physically destroy them.
 
#*This only works if you have a drive for your floppy disks. It may be easier to take the disks apart and physically destroy them.
#Use a strong magnet to erase any data on the disks. Buy a neodymium magnet from an office store or big box store. Rub the magnet all over both sides of your floppy disk. This will scramble all of the data on the disk, making it unusable.<ref>https://techpaul.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-delete/</ref>[[Image:Destroy Floppy Disks Step 1 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Run a strong magnet over the floppy disk to erase any data on the it. Buy a neodymium magnet from an office store or big box store. Rub the magnet all over both sides of your floppy disk. This will scramble all of the data on the disk, making it unusable.<ref>https://techpaul.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-delete/</ref>[[Image:Destroy Floppy Disks Step 1 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Neodymium magnets are extra-powerful magnets.
 
#*Neodymium magnets are extra-powerful magnets.
 
#Rip open the floppy disk and cut it up with scissors to physically destroy data. To open up the floppy disk, remove the rectangular metal piece at the top of the disk, pull out the spring underneath it, and use your fingers to pry open the disk's shell. Cut up the disk inside with a pair of scissors. Don't cut in a neat design. Random cuts work best.<ref>https://techpaul.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-delete/</ref>[[Image:Destroy Floppy Disks Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Rip open the floppy disk and cut it up with scissors to physically destroy data. To open up the floppy disk, remove the rectangular metal piece at the top of the disk, pull out the spring underneath it, and use your fingers to pry open the disk's shell. Cut up the disk inside with a pair of scissors. Don't cut in a neat design. Random cuts work best.<ref>https://techpaul.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-delete/</ref>[[Image:Destroy Floppy Disks Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]


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