OAL & Computer Classroom Saving Files Procedures
Saving your files - protect your work at all times by making frequent back-ups
As a general rule, save your files every 10 minutes.
All OAL Desktop computers have floppy drives, zip drives, front and rear mounted USB ports and CD-RW disk burners, we recommend that you save your files to the following media:
- USB Memory Stick
- Zip Disk - 100/250 megabytes
- Floppy Disk
- Burn them to a CD (if you use a CD-RW disk, they can only be read by another CD-RW CD-ROM drive.
There are some differences in the CBA Computer Classroom computer configurations:
The computers in CBA 236 have CD-RW drives, front and rear mounted USB ports, floppy drives and zip drives.
The computers in CBA 237A have front and rear mounted USB ports, floppy drives and zip drives.
The computers in CBA 237B have CD-RW drives, front and rear mounted USB ports and floppy drive (no zip drive).
The computers in CBA 240 have rear mounted USB ports and floppy drives for saving your files.
There are special saving rules that apply to saving your files directly to the Desktop computers in the OAL and CBA Classrooms 236, 237A, 237B and 240:
All of our computers have special protective software installed called Deep Freeze. Deep Freeze allows for special short-term limited file saving situations on our Desktop Computers.
There are 2 ways to save files on our Desktop computers:
- There is a special "T"-drive icon on each Desktop. Files can be temporarily saved to the "T" drive for several days or even weeks, however, the "T" drive is unsecured. Other users of the Desktop computer can view and erase "T" drive files.
- Files stored on the regular Desktop "C" drive will be automatically deleted the next time the Desktop is re-booted. Re-boots occur at least once per day.
Again, we strongly urge that you keep your files on a USB Memory Stick, Floppy Disk, Zip Disk or CD.