Tool: Virtual Floppy Driver 2.0 beta

Kenji Kato is going to release version 2 of his good tool VFD. Here the new features:

– 2 virtual floppy drives

– RAM disk mode
Create a copy of an image file on RAM and mount it. Enables to open read-only files as writable media. Changes are not written back to the image file (discarded on close).

– Supported image size
160KB, 180KB, 320KB, 360KB, 640KB, 720KB, 820KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB, 1.68MB, 1.72MB, 2.88MB

– WinImage compressed image (*.IMZ) support (RAM disk mode only)

– Formatting virtual media
New images created with VFD are pre-formatted. Enables to format virtual media when Windows’ format doesn’t work.

– Switching write-protection of virtual drive on the fly.

– Permanent drive letter
A drive letter is not removed when an image is closed. Drive letters are preserved until explicitly removed. The same drive letter is assigned the next time the driver starts.

– Shell extension
Open/Close an image with the right click menu on the vitrual drive icon. Virtual Floppy Drive property sheet. Drag-and-drop an image file with the right button to the virtual drive icon to open it (Windows 2000 and later).

Go ahead and download it here.