The computer is among those things that man has devised to instantiating a modern world. Apparently, copying files is an essential part of a computer life. An official or office computer is basically used for copying or saving a large number of files & documents. File & document copy follows a variety of ways. Floppy disk or the popular name CD is one of the ways by which digital copies of files & documents are put together into a computer. Search around & you'll find this storing procedure is unthinkable without floppy disk copy which remains as the prominent part of whole pc system.
In this article, we are to analyze the process of copying files from a floppy disk to a computer or vice versa. So, get through the procedure of copying cd files.

What is CD?
Widely popular as the 80s technology still holding a prominent place in the document storing for the computer. CD means compact disk or optical disk used for storing computer data as a digital format. Computer access this with a laser beam for saving or receiving data from it. To get this job done a computer needs cd drive or DVD driver. With extreme development & invention in 1982, Sony in collaboration with Philips unfolded this to the exploring world. At first, this was thrown out at the market only for music playback & recording as Digital audio Format. Later its modified versions are widely used in storing files also.
How cd works
Using the optical laser technology its working method relies upon. While rotating, laser beam read each & every pit in a circular way. The leaser in CD drive reads all the pieces of information stored on a disc. This reflection results in providing the frequency signal by converting to the seeable computer display.

How to copy files from a cd disk & floppy disk, make clone disk or anything else?
In various ways, a cd is copied to a hard drive or from a hard drive to a cd. Naturally, everyone gets two ways to make this process work. One is using windows explorer & second is Command prompt, mainly popular as MS-DOS.
Firstly, Floppy disk & then CD (compact disk) are analyzed respectively.

Floppy Disk

How to copy documents from Floppy Disk to a Computer?

For general Microsoft users (especially for windows)

Follow the steps below:
  1. At first, insert a floppy disk into the Floppy driver. Make sure that the disc is not empty. It must have information. Else you may fail to get any info & try hitting harder for a day long.
  2. You can get the popup that floppy disk inserted & then click on open; Or, open 'My computer' by double-clicking on the icon or you can open windows explorer & go to my computer section.
  3. Here, in the section of 'device or removable storage', you do get Floppy disk option.
  4. Double click on the Floppy disk to open. (Manual procedure)
  5. Now, select the targeted folders or files you want to copy from the open Floppy disk. (right click of the mouse > copy or, use your keyboard by pressing ctrl+c.
  6. Choose the targeted driver & directory wherever you want to store the copied files.
  7. Right-click on the mouse > paste or ctrl+v.
For MS-DOS or Command prompt users
The twitch of Microsoft-DOS has lowered a lot. Hardly anyone uses this process as many commands need to be remembered. But if you think my concent is perfect, you ought to have waited a bit. For many emergency cases when you get the pc affected then you need to open it in safe mode. well, there is some other case when Ms-DOS works as a deal-breaking service.

Now come to the steps:
This is to copy & paste the file to the driver & directory you like. 
  1. Input the floppy diskette into your floppy reader. The disc must not be empty.
  2. Now open the DOS or click on start > run or search programs & files > write 'Command prompt' or 'cmd' > click on it from the list or it will run automatically.
  3. Here you need to change your current driver to the driver which floppy disk is using. i.e. input G: > click on enter.
  4. Type cd (space) folder name if there is any folder or directory (named 'abcd') to enter in the floppy drive. i.e. cd abcd > enter.
  5. Suppose there is a file named newfile.txt in the folder & you need to copy that file to D drive, newfolder. The command is like copy newfile.txt d:\newfolder. 
Or
Now, this is only copying the floppy files as per your wish. No need to remember the Drive & directory. Just go passed to the directory where you want to copy the file and input the command. Here you get the job done at one step. The steps are below:
  1. Insert the floppy disk from which the files will be copied. And, catch the file name. 
  2. Go up to the floppy disk directory with the help of commands. ( it may be C:/ D:/ E:/ F: driver )
  3. Choose any of the drive & folder. In this directory, input the command to get the file copied in this location. Command is - copy G:\newfile.txt > enter. (note: You must remember the file name & format in the floppy diskette)
  4. Get the file or files in your desired folder.

Copying or clone data or file to a floppy disk.

Follow the steps:
Windows Explorer based.
  1. You must insert a blank diskette first.
  2. Select the files you think to copy > right click > send to > Floppy Disk driver(G:)
  3. Once the files sit in floppy, open the file location floppy disk. Then click on left Save as. Through these, the files get saved in the Floppy disk.
  4. The job gets done.
or,
Wishing to find a more simplistic route? Try this one.
This process also retains Windows Explorer.

  1. Select the files, you want to copy to floppy disk. Then the right click of mouse > copy.
  2. Here, insert the floppy diskette.
  3. Just, reach up to the location of Floppy drive. & choose or create a folder. You can copy all of them to a blank space.
  4. On reaching floppy drive, paste all the files or dataset here. And, get the job done.

How to copy data to a Floppy Disk?
This process is not so hard enough. We feel that this job will be done sooner. The ground is  Windows Explorer.
Steps are below:
  1. Buy a new blank diskette from market & insert it into your computer.
  2. Select the files you choose to copy. Select the files > right click of the mouse > copy. Here the files get copied.
  3. Go to the Floppy Drive section by double-clicking on Floppy Drive. The drive can be A:/ I:/ G:/ H:
  4. After opening, you can paste all files here or make a folder then paste all your data.
Use MS-DOS in the place of Explorer.
  1. Insert the floppy diskette in your machine.
  2. Reach to the Floppy Drive in removable storage option by providing the command. Type- G: > enter. (Know the drive, Floppy Disk is using from My Computer section.)
  3. Now it's important to know the file names. If you don't know the files names don't worry. Just command dir G: > enter. (To get all the folder listed in the disk). If there are no folders except files, you are going to get the list of files. This process is to open Floppy Diskette directly without knowing the Floppy Diskette name.)
  4. With the opening of the list, quickly to choose the files you need. & put the command to copy the file to your computer drive or directory you want. The command is- copy myfile.txt D:\newfolder.
  5. You can see the file in D drive, new folder.
Or
  1. Insert the Floppy Diskette from which the files will be copied. And, catch the file name( as you have already known the method 
  2. Choose any of the primary drive & folder. In this directory, input the command to get the file copied on that exact location. Command is - copy G:\newfile.txt > enter. (note: You must remember the file name & format in the floppy diskette)
  3. Get the file or files in your desired folder.

CD (Compact Disk)

Now the discussion deals with

How to copy cd file to a computer?

After floppy diskette, CD (compact disk) plays an important role in helping out with more storing capacity. 
Now follow the rules to make the process playful.
Using Windows Explorer for Microsoft Windows Computer. 
  1. Firstly insert the cd disk into your pc or computer.
  2. Open windows explorer or reach up to My computer > open cd files in device & removable section. The drive may be D:/E: Most probably in recent years, windows is using G: drive as CD reader.
  3. Here, choose the files you want to copy to your pc. Select then > right click mouse > copy.
  4. Now go to your desired drive or directory & right click > paste.
  5. At last, you have managed to store the files or data as per your wish list.
Another attempt using MS-DOS.
Cast the commands in Command prompt & get all the files copied into your computer.
  1. Put your Cd diskette in.
  2. Make sure that which driver is being used for your CD Drive. Confirm by opening Windows Explorer or Open My Computer.
  3. Now its the turn of MS-DOS. Open it and give the instruction of that drive which your computer is using as CD Drive. For example: G: > enter. It will make you reach to the CD folder.
  4. Now it's important to know the file names. If you don't know the files names don't worry. Just command dir G: > enter. (To get all the folder listed in the disk). If there are no folders except files, you are going to get the list of files. This process is to open CD Drive directly without knowing the Disk Name.
  5. With the opening of the list, quickly to choose the files you need. & put the command to copy the file to your computer drive or directory you want. The command is- copy myfile.txt D:\newfolder
  6. You can see the file in D drive, new folder.
Or, 
Need another way (using MS-DOS) to copy? Why don't try another way?
The steps are-
  1. Insert the CD (Compact disk) from which the files will be copied. And, catch the file name. 
  2. Go up to the CD drive &  directory with the help of commands. ( it may be G: / I: drive).
  3. Choose any of the primary drive & folder. In this directory, input the command to get the file copied in this location. Command is - copy G:\newfile.txt > enter. (note: You must remember the file name & format in the floppy diskette)
  4. Get the file or files in your desired folder.