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Preston Jackson
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 7:23 pm:   

Can you help a novice transfer the data from a floppy disc to his hard drive. I'm stuck, and need help bad

Preston Jackson
V (Vera)
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 8:35 pm:   

are you needing help in DOS?

not sure just what you need, but i wouldn't go copying files from floppy to c:\>

makes things messy

copy them to a folder so you can keep track of them

if you have a folder to copy to, then go to step 2. and substitute the name of your directory

1. first at the c:\> prompt make a directory (md)and name it (whatever). for this purpose lets call it myfolder. at the c:\> prompt, type so it looks like

c:\>md myfolder

2. then, at the c:\> prompt change directories(cd)."to enter" myfolder
looks like

c:\>cd myfolder

3. you are now in myfolder. looks like


4. to copy contents of a:\ looks like

c:\myfolder>copy a:\

you should now have the contents of a:\ copied to c:\myfolder>

it's late. i hope this was clear and meets your needs for now, to get you going. if not then give a holler and see you tommorow:)
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 8:41 pm:   

Yep, a true novice, but you gotta start somewhere. We all did.

Just guessing, you are probably using Windows and navigate using "My Computer". Explorer is the way to get around in Windows if you want to get anything done. It is very overlooked by the novices and then some. You get everything in one screen without having to keep opening more windows. You can treat the floppy drive just like the rest of the drives, folders, etc. Click on the A drive, select your files on the floppy and drag them to where ever it is on your hard drive that you want them. Or you can right click, select "Copy" then right click on the folder where you want to copy them to and select "Paste" from the drop down menu.

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