I am noob to all of this, I am trying to relive my childhood.
I picked up a commodore 64 with about 1,500 floppy disks. Many of them are de-magnetised and there is currently only one disk I can run (been through about 100, I can see the files of 2 or 3 disks, but they don't load). I have ordered an old 5.25" drive for the PC and I also bought a C64 to pc transfer cable.
Can the information be recovered? If so, what is the best software?
Is there software you guys use to read all the accessible data, then rewrite the disk to recover it. Also, is there 1-click solution to save time?
Are the disks still usable if I format and put the .d64 games on the disks? I do know about covering the sides of the disk to make them read only.
Is there anything I should know when formatting?
This is my first time doing anything like this. Thank you for any information you can give me regarding this.