This area contains various file collection CD-ROMs from the late 80's and 90's as well as archives of popular, but no longer active public FTP sites.

If you'd like a entire disc, I've included a BitTorrent link back to the source material at the Internet Archive for each disc.

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Terry Blount's "Cream of The Crop" Shareware Collection

Cream of the Crop 1 CD-ROM 1993 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 2 CD-ROM 1993 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 3 CD-ROM 1994 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 4 CD-ROM 1994 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 5 CD-ROM 1994 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 6 CD-ROM 1995 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 7 CD-ROM 1995 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 8 CD-ROM 1995 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 9 CD-ROM 1995 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 10, Part I CD-ROM 1995 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 10, Part II CD-ROM 1995 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 11, Part I CD-ROM 1996 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 11, Part II CD-ROM 1996 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 20 CD-ROM 1996 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 21 CD-ROM 1996 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 22 CD-ROM 1996 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 23 CD-ROM 1997 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 24 CD-ROM 1997 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 25 CD-ROM 1997 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
Cream of the Crop 26 CD-ROM 1997 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles

Night Owl BBS Shareware CD-ROMs

NightOwl #1 CD-ROM 1990 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #4 CD-ROM 1991 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #5 CD-ROM 1990 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #6 CD-ROM 1991/92 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #7 CD-ROM 1992 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #8 CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #9 CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #10 CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #11 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #12 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #13 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #14 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #15 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #16 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #17 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #18 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #19 CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #20 CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #21 CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #22 CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl #23 CD-ROM 1997 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl "The Best of BBS" CD-ROM 1994 BBS Programs and Utilities IBM PC & Compatibles
NightOwl Games #2 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain games for PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl Games #3 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain games for PCs & Compatibles
NightOwl Windows, Vol. 1 (Europe) CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for Microsoft Windows
NightOwl Windows, Vol. 1 (USA) CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for Microsoft Windows
NightOwl Windows, Vol. 2 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for Microsoft Windows

The Pier Exchange BBS CD-ROM Collection

The Pier Shareware #1 CD-ROM 1992/3 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles
The Pier Shareware #2 CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #3 CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #4 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #5 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #6/SE CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #7/SE CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #8 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #9 CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #9/SE CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows
The Pier Shareware #10/SE CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain software for DOS & Windows

Chestnut Shareware Collection

Colossal Cookbook CD-ROM 1992 Recipes and Recipe Programs for MS-DOS
Ham Radio CD-ROM 1992 Amateur Radio oriented software and information.
Shareware Overload CD-ROM 1992 Shareware & Public Domain software for IBM PCs & Compatibles
Technotools CD-ROM 1993 Programming Tools & Utilities
Windoware CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain software for Windows 3.1+
Shareware Overload Trio Zip File 1993 Huge 3 disc set of shareware!
Shareware Overload Trio CD-ROM 1995 Huge 3 disc set of shareware! Disc 1 Disc 2 Disc 3

So Much! Collection (Power User Software)

So Much Shareware! Vol 1 CD-ROM 1991 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS & Windows
So Much Shareware! Vol 3 CD-ROM 1993 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, & OS/2
So Much Shareware! Vol 4 CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, & OS/2
So Much Shareware! Vol 5 CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, & OS/2
So Much Shareware! Vol 6 CD-ROM 1996 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, & OS/2
So Much Screenware! CD-ROM 1992 A huge collection of Hi-Res GIF images.
So Much Space! CD-ROM 1993 Space-oriented images in PCX format.
So Much Windows & OS/2! CD-ROM 1994 Shareware & Public Domain Software for Windows & OS/2
So Much Windows 95! CD-ROM 1995 Shareware & Public Domain Software for Windows 95
So Much Modem Madness! Vol 1 CD-ROM 1993 BBS Software, Utilities, and Doors.
So Much Modem Madness! Vol 2 CD-ROM 1995 BBS Software, Utilities, and Doors.

PsL (Public software Library) Monthly CD-ROM Collection

Volume 1, No. 9 CD-ROM September 1993 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, and OS/2
Volume 1, No. 10 CD-ROM October 1993 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, and OS/2
Volume 1. No. 11 CD-ROM November 1993 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, and OS/2
Volume 1, No. 12 CD-ROM December 1993 Shareware & Public Domain Software for DOS, Windows, and OS/2
Volume 2, No. 1 CD-ROM January 1994 Focus is "Games"
Volume 2, No. 2 CD-ROM February 1994 Focus is "Business"
Volume 2, No. 6 CD-ROM June 1994 Focus is "Programming"
Volume 2, No. 7 CD-ROM July 1994 Focus is "Games"
Volume 2, No. 8 CD-ROM August 1994 Focus is "Communication & Networking"
Volume 2, No. 9 CD-ROM September 1994 Focus is "Education"
Volume 2, No. 10 CD-ROM October 1994 Focus is "Utilities"
Volume 2, No. 11 CD-ROM November 1994 Focus is "Words & Graphics"
Volume 2, No. 12 CD-ROM December 1994 Focus is "Programming"
Volume 3, No. 1 CD-ROM January 1995 Focus is "Games"
Volume 3, No. 2 CD-ROM February 1995 Focus is "Business"
Volume 3, No. 3 CD-ROM March 1995 Focus is "Home Applications"
Volume 3, No. 4 CD-ROM April 1995 Focus is "Utilities"
Volume 3, No. 5 CD-ROM May 1995 Focus is "Words & Graphics"
Volume 3, No. 8 CD-ROM August 1995 Focus is "Words & Graphics"
Volume 5, No. 12 CD-ROM December 1997 Focus is "Programming"
Volume 7, No. 6 CD-ROM June 1999 Focus is "Education"
Volume 7, No. 7 CD-ROM July 1999 Focus is "Communication & Networking"

"2 The Maxx" Shareware Collection

ShareWare 1, 2 the Maxx CD-ROM June 1993 Shareware & PD Software
T & A #1, 2 the Maxx CD-ROM June 1993 Graphic images of Adults doing some hard core Adulting.
T & A #2, 2 the Maxx CD-ROM July 1994 Graphic images of Adults doing some hard core Adulting.
T & A #5, 2 the Maxx CD-ROM July 1994 Graphic images of Adults doing some hard core Adulting.
T & A #6, 2 the Maxx CD-ROM July 1994 Graphic images of Adults doing some hard core Adulting.
BusinessWare 2 the Maxx CD-ROM November 1993 Shareware & PD Software
PC Games 2 the Maxx CD-ROM November 1993 Shareware & PD Software
ShareWare 2 the Maxx CD-ROM November 1993 Shareware & PD Software
WindowsWare 2 the Maxx CD-ROM November 1993 Shareware & PD Software and Images for Windows

PC-SIG User's Group Collection

PC-SIG Volume 13 CD-ROM 1994 Software for the IBM PC and Compatibles

Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection

Kirk's Comm Disc CD-ROM July 1994 BBS and Communications software for MS-DOS, OS/2, and Windows
Kirk's Comm Disc 2 CD-ROM Octobber 1995 BBS and Communications software for MS-DOS, OS/2, and Windows
CICA NT CD-ROM November 1997 Software for Windows NT
CICA Windows CD-ROM August 1996 Software for Windows 95 and 3.1 (2 disc set)
CICA Windows CD-ROM August 1997 Software for Windows 95 and 3.1 (2 disc set)

640 Meg Shareware Studio Collection

Volume I CD-ROM 1992 Software for the Amiga, IBM PC and Compatibles.
Volume II CD-ROM 1993 Software for the Amiga, IBM PC and Compatibles.
Volume III CD-ROM 1993 Software for the Amiga, IBM PC and Compatibles.
Volume IV CD-ROM 1994 Software for the Amiga, IBM PC and Compatibles.
Volume V CD-ROM 1994 Software for the Amiga, IBM PC and Compatibles.

Miscellaneous CD-ROM Collections

SoftwareVAULT CD-ROM July 1995 Software for Windows 95 and 3.1 (2 disc set)
BBS Toolkit CD-ROM August 1995 This is a poorly curated collection of BBS programs, Doors, and utility programs for BBSes. The file dates on the content range from 1989-1995.
The Original Shareware Vol 1.1 CD-ROM August 1993 This disc was more aimed at the home user than the typical BBS sysop. There are no individual index files by area and the 'master' list of files doesn't include extensions to the filenames! It too a lot of work to get the contents in a condition where my "disc exploder" could do its job.
The file dates on the content range from 1986-1993.

FTP Sites

garbo.uwasi.fi FTP Site 1991-201?
This is the contents of the Garbo FTP site as curated
by Prof. Timo Salmi in Finland. The site ran from roughly 1991 to 2011(?) when
the aging FTP server finally failed.

Disk Collections

PC Red, PC Blue, and PC Green Disks Zip Files 1981+
This is a collection of the PD/Shareware PC Red, Green, and Blue
disk collections for the IBM PC and compatibles.

Bulletin Board File Area Collections

8n1 BBS Zip Files 1981+
This is a partial collection of the Tandy/Radio Shack file areas from the 8n1 BBS.