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How to create a Floppy drive Image

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition


  1. Open Terminal and type

    dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 count=1440 > ~/Desktop/floppy.fdd

    This will create an image file called floppy.fdd on your Mac's Desktop.

  2. Open your Windows virtual machine's Configuration -> Hardware -> Floppy Disk.
  3. From the "Source" drop-down menu select "Choose an image file..."

    Navigate to the floppy.fdd file located on your Desktop, then click Open

    The floppy disk image will be mounted to Windows as a Floppy disk.

  4. Open the Floppy Disk Drive (A:) in Windows Explorer and format the disk.

  5. Your floppy disk image is ready to use!

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