I'm currently trying to fetch old files off of a box of floppy disks and many of the files fail on the first try but copy successfully after a few tries, I'm assuming because the internal cleaning mechanism is doing its job or something.

I'm using robocopy to copy the files, but no matter what I set the /r: flag to, it only tries once. I've used robocopy in the past to read files off damaged optical media and skip the errors after only a couple of tries, but that was a while ago.


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Try using the /n: flag to specify the number of retries. If you set /n:3, robocopy will try to copy the file three times then give up.

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