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    Regular disc

    Question. Can a computer disc be used without that sliding metal on it. On one of the discs it is starting to start getting stuck and I don't want it to really get stuck in the CPU. Can I remove it or is that something that should not be removed?

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    The race is back! John's Avatar
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    I believe you can remove it without any problems. You might want to try on a non-essential disc first, though.

    Been a long time since I've dealt with actual disks.

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    You definately can remove the little metal protector on a floppy, but you will want to then transfer the contents of the floppy onto a hard drive. Then you can copy the contents back to a new floppy if you want. The main purpose of that metal slide is keep dust off the disc itself. dust on a disc can ruin both a floppy and the drive itself.
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