I used to own an Adam, but I sold it to someone who really wanted one. Mine never had a disk drive. At the end of the day, I never really got to use it as a computer. Currently, I just have two ColecoVision consoles and various accessories.
To see what I was missing, I loaded up AdamEm and now I'm looking at a screen displaying the Electronic Typewriter and my question is:
How do you load a file from a diskette on a Coleco Adam computer?
I am assuming you are using the emulator still - if so and it is the dos version look at the adamem.txt file for details. You will need disk and / or tape images If you haev them here is a simple dos command line to start it
adam -da "full path to disk image"
replace the "full path to disk image" with the full path minus quotes. You can have up to 4 disks, -db -dc and -dd and 2 tapes -ta and -tb like I have here:
adamem -da media/disks/smart.dsk -db media/disks/smartwrk.dsk -ta media/tapes/transfer.ddp -tb media/tapes/hacker.ddp -dc media/disks/ann/MAR16ANN.dsk
This loads smart basic, gives me a scratch disk (drive b) and loads a blank tape image, one of hackers guide and one disk (drive c) of one of the old ANN disks
On new PC's you can use dos box to make it work