You can copy a file to many different media: a floppy disk, a hard drive, a thumb drive, or a Writeable CD-ROM.

 

Below are a few ways to copy files. They are not the only ways. Click on one of the links below:

1.  How to copy files and folders to a CD.

2.  How to copy a file or a folder

3.  How to copy a file or folder to a floppy disk

4.  How to save a file with a different name or format

5.  How to move a file by dragging

 

 

To copy files and folders to a CD (Only Windows XP)

  1. Insert a blank, writable CD into the CD recorder.
  2. Open My Computer.
  3. Click the files or folders you want to copy to the CD. To select more than one file, hold down the CTRL key while you click the files you want. Then, under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file, Copy this folder, or Copy the selected items.

If the files are located in My Pictures, under Picture Tasks, click Copy to CD or Copy all items to CD, and then skip to step 5.

  1. In the Copy Items dialog box, click the CD recording drive, and then click Copy.
  2. In My Computer, double-click the CD recording drive. Windows displays a temporary area where the files are held before they are copied to the CD. Verify that the files and folders that you intend to copy to the CD appear under Files Ready to be Written to the CD.
  3. Under CD Writing Tasks, click Write these files to CD. Windows displays the CD Writing Wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

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To copy a file or folder

  1. Open My Documents.

If the file or folder you want to copy is not located in My Documents or its subfolders, use Search to find it. To open Search, click Start, and then click Search.

  1. Click the file or folder you want to copy.
  2. Under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file or Copy this folder.
  3. In Copy Items, select the drive or folder you want to copy to, and then click Copy.

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To copy a file or folder to a floppy disk

  1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
  2. Open My Documents.

If the file or folder you want to copy is not located in My Documents or its subfolders, use Search to find it. To open Search, click Start, and then click Search.

  1. Click the file or folder you want to copy.
  2. Under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file or Copy this folder.
  3. In Copy Items, click 3 1/2 Floppy (A:), and then click Copy.

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To save a file with a different name or format

  1. On the File menu of the program you are working in, click Save As.
  2. Specify a new name or a different format for the file you are saving.

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To move files by dragging

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Find the file or folder you want to move.
  3. Make sure the destination for the file or folder you want to move is visible. For example, if you are moving a file from the My Documents folder to the desktop, you might need to resize Windows Explorer so the desktop is visible.
  4. Drag the file or folder to the destination.

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