Floppy discs in Open Access centres

scan of old Mac Excel floppy pinched off web

Download a handout that explains how to make folders in My Documents and copy files to and from a floppy disc (180Kb PDF)

Yup – a student had the ‘Disc in Drive A is not formatted. Format now?’ message on a College computer. The disc had a term’s work on it, and, no there were not backups on the hard drive at home. IT coaches in the Open Access room did their magic with disc recovery software. The handout above is designed to reduce the hassle this kind of thing causes.

Roll on XP and USB drives for everyone.

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