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Decapsulation of Floppy Disk

This tutorials explains how to decapsulate the contents of a floppy disk from an executable .EXE file.

Read the Encapsulation of Floppy Disk tutorial first to find out how to create the stand alone executable (.EXE) file which contains encapsulated contents of non-standard floppy disk.

Follow these steps to decapsulate the floppy disk:

1 - Run the .EXE file which contains the encapsulated contents of floppy disk. You must run this file on PC which is equipped with 3.5" floppy disk drive and which is running either Windows 98 or Windows ME. Decapsulation does not work when running in Windows NT, 2000 or XP.

2 - A dialog box will appear on the screen. Click "Start Decapsulation" button (Picture No.1).

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Embird Tutorial - Decapsulation of Floppy Disk

3 -

Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. Make sure, that the disk is not write-protected (Picture No.2). Click "OK" button to continue.

Note: You will be asked either for 2DD (double-sided double-density, 720 kB) or 2HD (double sided high-density, 1.44 MB) floppy disk, depending on the format of data stored in the encapsulated .EXE file. Make sure, that you are inserting the right type of disk.

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Embird Tutorial - Decapsulation of Floppy Disk

4 - Note, that all files already stored on the floppy disk will be erased during the decapsulation process (Picture No. 3). If you agree, click "Yes" button to continue.

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Embird Tutorial - Decapsulation of Floppy Disk

5 - The decapsulation process will start (Picture No. 4). Wait until this process is finished.

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Embird Tutorial - Decapsulation of Floppy Disk

6 - Once the decapsulation is finished, a dialog box will appear on the screen, showing the result of the operation (Picture No.5).

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Embird Tutorial - Decapsulation of Floppy Disk

7 - Floppy disk is now ready for use. You can eject it from the disk drive and use it with your embroidery machine.

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