June 6th, 2002, 11:14 PM
I have downloaded a floppy disc from another computer. How do I upload it into my ME?
June 6th, 2002, 11:28 PM
install floppy into the A: drive
go to my computer
click on A: drive
click and drag to C: drive
I think thats what your trying to do
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June 7th, 2002, 12:33 AM
Purple person, are you saying you have a floppy made on someone else's computer, and you want to put it's contents in yours? If so, can you tell us something about what's on the floppy, and/or where you might want to put it's contents? You want to put part of it in one folder, another part in another folder, etc? All the info you can give us will help.
Last edited by JoJo Gunn; June 7th, 2002 at 12:36 AM.
June 7th, 2002, 03:21 AM
Is this a joke ?
I notice that you have 30 posts, so unless they are all today you have manged to use the internet and get yourself back to this page yet you don't know how to read files of a floppy ??
June 7th, 2002, 04:31 AM
ANYbody that's been able to make it into this "new and improved" forum gets my respect.
Last edited by JoJo Gunn; June 7th, 2002 at 04:34 AM.
June 7th, 2002, 07:56 AM
I obviously have holes in my computer education.
The floppy disc is mail from my deceased cousin's computer. I downloaded it (I think) to a floppy disc and would like to make a folder for it on my computer.
I have avoided floppy discs to this point.
June 7th, 2002, 07:59 AM
June 7th, 2002, 04:44 PM
Thank you, PurplePerson.
(I hope I don’t sound like I’m talking down to you here). First off, Go into My Documents. Then look up at the top left. Click "File", then touch the cursor on "New". A sidebar will pop out with several options. Just click on "folder". One will appear, with "new folder" highlighted. Just name it "my cousins stuff", maybe. Double click on that folder to open it. It’ll of course be empty. Minimize the window.
Stick your floppy in the drive slot, and double click on My Computer on the desktop. Then double click on the floppy drive icon, drive “A“. After a few seconds the contents will show up. Left click on one of the items, to highlight it, and then look up on top of the bar, and find “Copy To”. Click on it, and a small window will come up saying Browse for Folder, (the Explorer tree), and you can direct your selection to the folder you made. You click on the little “+” marks to open folders, just like opening a filing cabinet. You should see My Documents very prominently. Click on the +, then click on to highlight your cousins folder, then click OK.
Drop your cursor down to the bottom of the screen, and on the bar you’ll see your cousins folder, ready to be opened again. The item you copied should be in there now.
I said use Copy To earlier. Always use that, at least while starting out. Don’t use Move To until you get more comfortable with the process. (You can’t use Move To from a CD-R or a floppy that’s been write protected anyhow. And since we’re on that subject, I suspect that floppy is “priceless” now, so make sure that floppy is write protected, so you can‘t accidentally erase it. When you hold it up to the light you should see two open holes on the bottom. Some floppies have a little icon of a lock by the hole).
That’s one way of copying and moving your files around. You can drag and drop as well, if windows aren‘t maximized. Copy To and Move To is just my preferred way.
June 7th, 2002, 07:46 PM
I am thrilled that you are being very clear. I have printed out every thing you said and will work with it shortly.
I am a rather new computer person, and have done everything by trial and error and bulletin boards. I logged on here when I first got my computer. I really appreciate experienced knowlege.
I will let you know what happens.
June 8th, 2002, 09:17 AM
It appears I never actually downloaded the mail folder I wanted. My discs file has 89 bytes in it. Is that just the title? That's all I can find. I am downloading from Windows 98 in Outlook Express mail. I put everything I want in one folder in Outlook Express. It is a subfile of the Inbox. I am not familiar with Outlook Express. I have a AOL. Can you help me download this, too?
The computer I want to download from is not now connected to any internet source. It is saved mail. I clicked on Edit and then Copy was white and not available.
I clicked on File, then Export, then Messages and it did not give me a folder to move it to. Earlier, I had thought I made a folder, but I only got the title. HELP? Thank you
Jo Jo, You were very clear in your earlier instructions.
June 9th, 2002, 04:03 AM
At first reading it sounds like you have nothing more than an "empty envelope". I'm gonna have to admit I'm confused here, and likely can't help you. I've never used AOL. Maybe some of the AOL users around will have some suggestions? Good luck.
June 9th, 2002, 08:09 AM
Jo Jo, This topic has accidentally moved over to "General Hardware" under "which computer". I could really use your clarity and I think you will see what happened more clearly.
June 9th, 2002, 08:01 PM
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