I am trying to copy a .WPS file from an old floppy disk to my MacBook Pro. I am using a Tendak USB Floppy Disk Drive (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01NCV01GY?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details).
The MacBook Pro recognizes the disk and I can see the .WPS file. In Finder, I tried to copy the file into my Downloads folder. It begins copying (I can hear the disk whirring, etc.) and after about 30 seconds (it varies), an error pops up: "The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in "filename.WPS" can't be read or written. (Error code -36)"
I can open the (partially) copied file in TextEdit and I can see portions of the text, but not the complete file. It seems highly variable what, if anything is copied. Sometimes nothing is copied. Sometimes entire paragraphs are copied. Sometimes paragraphs are copied twice or out of order. In addition, it appears that some paragraphs are copied incorrectly into random characters.
Has anyone experienced this before? I guess the problem could be in the floppy disk itself, in the Tendak drive I bought, or in the copy command. If it's in the copy command, is there a way to force the copy to proceed despite any errors it encounters? If it's in the floppy disk or the drive, does anyone have any solutions?
Also, when I try to open the .WPS file on the floppy disk directly into TextEdit, it gives an error and says it can't be opened.
All I want is the text in the .WPS file. The copied file doesn't have to be .WPS.