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Moving Files Between Discs

Notes from the Seminar:

Disc Definition

We defined a disc as:  a storage device for electronic information (documents, pictures, music and other file formats).  We mentioned that a disc might store information temporarily or permanently.

Disc Failure


Disc Examples

External disc examples:  iPod, USB flash drive, external hard drive, digital camera, memory card such as a SD card, CDs and DVDs.

Internal disc examples:  Hard drives inside a notebook or desktop computer.

Disc Enemies

External Enemies Internal Enemies
Heat exceeding normal room temperature Heat exceeding normal room temperature
Extreme Cold Extreme Cold
Power Surges and Brownouts Power Surges and Brownouts
Humidity Humidity
Water or other liquids Water or other liquids
Impact Impact
Direct Sunlight Momentary power loss
Theft/Fire Theft/Fire
External damage such as scratches  
Improper Removal *  

For the proper removal of USB Flash Drives, click HERE.

During this discussion, I talked about using a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) for desktop computers.  I explained the same things which are found here: take a moment to read the page!  You will note that I have been "preaching" about UPS protection for 7 years!  I also suggested that, if you don't have a UPS already, you purchase one as soon as possible with a minimal of 450VA output.
As for notebook computers, I pointed out that when they are plugged in, they should be plugged into a good surge protector.  Since they have their own battery, a notebook doesn't need a UPS.

USB Drive Viruses/Malware

I mentioned that there are a number of viruses/malware which are spread by people sharing USB Flash Drives and other USB discs.  These bad files run using the "auto run" feature of USB products.  You can prevent this from happening by downloading, installing and using the following software:  click HERE to download.

Moving/Copying Files Between Discs

I mentioned that files can be moved and/or copied between discs via two methods:  1)  automatically (think digital camera or iTunes); and, 2) manually (think drag and drop). 
And there are 5 types of exchanges which can be made:
    1)  Internal to internal (e.g. C drive to M drive)
    2)  Internal to external (e.g. taking a file from your computer and burning it to a CD or DVD)
    3)  External to internal (e.g. copying a file from a USB flash drive onto your computer's hard drive)
    4)  External to external (e.g. copying or moving a file from a USB Flash Drive to a USB External Drive)
    5)  Combination (e.g. copying to more than one disc at a time)
(Remember, that for this discussion, hard drives and USB drives are discs!)

Shameless Plugs

Our seminar included three shameless plugs (I'm still not sure how they got there!):
1)  Easter Musical and Drama - at Trinity, Wednesday, April 8th and Thursday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m.  Come celebrate the Easter story with us!
2)  Easter Sunrise Service On Jensen Beach - 6:45 a.m.  Come watch the sun rise out of the water as we celebrate Easter together.
3)  Remote Technical Support - A number of people who have RTS already made comments that "it's worth every penny" and "it's great!"  If you don't have Remote Technical Support already, please visit our RTS page, read about it and then take it for a test drive!  Click HERE.

Next Seminar

Our next seminar will be Saturday, April 25, 2009.  I hope you can join us!

Live/Recorded Seminar

As you know, this seminar was our first try at going live on the Internet.  Well, remember that it took Edison tons of experiments to find a filament for a light bulb which would be commercially acceptable.  And, so it is with our first video.  Pretty good picture but NO sound!  I have no idea why we didn't get sound but we'll figure it out for next time.  (Thanks Anne Ritter for great camera work - the lack of sound wasn't your fault!)  We're going to try again next month!  If you want to see the video we did get (less the sound, of course) here it is:


Thanks to everyone for all the good questions!

Previous Seminars

Someone asked if our previous seminars are still online and available.  The answer is "Yes!"  Here are the links:

"What In The World Does THAT Mean?" September 15, 2007 (Click to view.)
"What In The World Does THAT Mean? - Part 2" October 20, 2007
"You Want Me To Do What?" April 12, 2008
"You Want Me To Do What? - Part 2" May 10, 2008
"You Want Me To Do What? - Part 3" June 7, 2008
"Christmas Is Coming" September 13, 2008
"Merging:  When To Yield And When To Speed Up" October 11, 2008
"If The Pilgrims Had The Internet" November 8, 2008
"Computer Resolutions For The New Year, Part 1" January 10, 2009
"Computer Resolutions For The New Year, Part 2" February 28, 2009

Thanks again for coming.  We hope you learned a few things and that you enjoyed our time together!

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