DiskXS is a free virtual floppy disk drive tool that can be used to handle floppy disk images (virtual floppy drive). The tool offers the ability to view, extract, import/export or delete the content of any floppy disk image that has been FAT formatted. In addition DiskXS supports loading and writing of floppy images to a floppy drive.
It supports both standard 1.44?? and 5.25?? floppies from 160KB upto 2.88MB and can also handle non standard 820KB, 1.68MB, 1.72MB floppy images.
What is a Virtual Floppy Disk?
A virtual floppy disk is a type of disk image file that emulates the functionality of a physical floppy disk. It is essentially a file that contains all the data and file structure of a floppy disk, but it is stored on a virtual storage device, such as a hard drive or a USB drive, instead of a physical disk.
Virtual floppy disks are often used in virtualization software, such as VMware or VirtualBox, to allow virtual machines to access legacy software or operating systems that require floppy disk support. Virtual floppy disks can be mounted as if they were physical disks and can be used to transfer files or run software that requires a floppy disk.
They can be created using software tools such as DiskXS that allow you to create disk images from physical disks or create new disk images from scratch. These tools can also convert virtual floppy disk images to different formats, such as .IMG or .ISO, for compatibility with different virtualization platforms.
A Virtual Floppy Disk – DiskXS
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If you like this portable software, you might also enjoy VFD – Virtual Floppy Drive which can also be used to easily load your floppy images without a drive.