How to convert a .minidisk into a folder

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A .minidisk file is used by Mini Micro to store the entire contents of a virtual disk in one host (Windows/Mac/Linux) file. This is convenient in that it keeps your host file system neat, and gives you a single file you can easily email or package for distribution.

But Mini Micro can also mount a host folder as if it were a virtual disk. This is more convenient if you want to use host-OS text, image, or sound editors, such as PhotoShop or Visual Studio, to edit the files used by your Mini Micro project.

Fortunately, a .minidisk file is nothing more or less than a zip file with a .minidisk extension. So if you have such a file, you can convert it to a folder by this procedure:

  1. Rename the file so that it ends in .zip rather than .minidisk.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. In Mini Micro, click a disk slot and choose "Mount Folder..." from the pop-up menu.

See also: How to convert a folder into a .minidisk