How can I get the data off a Zip disk?

Debbie from Calabasas, CA

Episode 1379 (1:32:49)

Zip Disk

Christine has some old photos she wants to get off of old Zip disks. What can she do? Leo says that she can get an adapter that will allow her to plug a Zip drive into her computer. Or she can get a service to do it. She'll need to be careful because old Zip drives can actually damage the disks themselves. That's why it's wiser to have it done professionally. It's not that expensive. Another option is to just rescan the originals.

Image: KMJ at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons