Transferring Data from an old Mac

Or any old computer for that matter. I have recently archived over 300 5.25 inch floppy disks from an Apple II. There are a few ways of doing this, but I used an Apple //e with a SuperSerial Card and a PC running ADT. I now have disk images that can be used on an emulator or a real Apple II. Surprisingly there were only a handful of floppies that I couldn’t read reliably, even though most of them were more than twenty years old!

In another recent project I extracted data from a customers old HyperCard stacks and imported it into a new Filemaker database running on an Intel iMac running Leopard.

I have quite a large collection of old Macs, with quite a few networked to modern machines, so transferring data from any old Mac media including SCSI drives, floppy, and Zip disks is (almost) painless.