Re: [MOL] All right you computer wizes! [00674] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] All right you computer wizes!



Let me get this straight.  I could put all games on zip, right?  I could put
manuals, instructions; etc. on disks, right?  Then what do I compress, because I
have that also?


Elizabeth Patterson wrote:

> The point is that if lil's hard drive is almost full some of the stuff she
> wants to keep but doesn't use regularly could be stored on zip disks so she
> could remove it from her hard drive without losing it entirely. It takes a
> little experimenting to see which programs you need to have on the hard
> drive which you don't but you can do it. For example, I keep Quicken on the
> hard drive but can move my MacInTax to a zip after I file my taxes. I keep
> very few graphics on my hard drive but I have zip drives and cd's full of
> them.
> I back up all my writing and college materials on zip disks so there is no
> need to keep any but the current ones on the hard drive.
>
> I couldn't function without my zip drive. There are several compression
> programs on the market. I have used them on the Mac and at work we use disk
> doubler for our archive. I don't know the PC programs but I do know using
> them saves a lot of space.
> Liz P.
>
> >Thanks for the info. What you mentioned, which is what I suspected, is that
> >you should put it back on your hard drive to work on. That would work fine
> >for me but not for someone whose hard drive is just about full (like Lil).
> >I just saw a zip drive on sale this week and had been considering it.
> >Sounds like a good investment.
> >Do you, or anyone else, know about disk compression that is on Windows 95?
> >Christine
> >
> >At 06:17 PM 06/09/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >>A zip drive is just a storage device. On the MAC it is hooked up to the
> >>computer and when a disk is inserted it appears as an icon on the screen. I
> >>just click on it and retrieve what ever I have stored on it. When I want to
> >>store something on it I can either tell the computer to send an open
> >>document to it, or if I have other documents I want to copy to it I just
> >>drag and drop them on the icon. I do not have a zip on my PC but I am sure
> >>when you hook it up it would become a "d" or "e" or "F" drive (depending on
> >>how many you have already). Then you could save or retrieve files from the
> >>disk you have inserted in it just as you would from your "a" drive or "c"
> >>drive. I don't know if you have drag and drop capabilities on your PC but
> >>there has to be a way to transfer files from one drive to another. The
> >>great benefit of the Zip Drive is it holds enough information to store
> >>programs and graphics you don't want cluttering up your hard drive but you
> >>want to have available to work on at times. I understand it is best to move
> >>what ever you are using to your hard drive to work on it then save it back
> >>to the zip and you can dump it off your hard drive. At least that is what I
> >>have been told by fellow MAC users at work. I have worked directly from the
> >>zip with no problem but copying it to your hard drive provides you with the
> >>security of a backup.
> >>
> >>Liz P.
> >>
> >>>Could you explain how a zip drive works and how do you access the
> >>>information stored on it? Thanks.
> >>>Christine
> >>>
> >>>At 09:26 AM 05/09/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >>>>What you need is a zip drive. They are relatively inexpensive and the disks
> >>>>each hold 100 megabytes of material. Over the last two or three years I
> >>>>have bought and used for storage, about 20 Zip disks, and at the printing
> >>>>company where I work almost all work comes to us on Zip disks.
> >>>>Liz P.
> >>>>P.S. I think someone has memory and hard drive space (storage) confused. If
> >>>>you get an out of memory signal, it means the computer has all the RAM
> >>>>(random access memory) capabilities in use and you can solve it by closing
> >>>>some programs you have open. If you get a "There is not space on your hard
> >>>>drive to store this" type of message the zip drive would help.
> >>>>
> >>>>Adding RAM may be necessary if you are working with graphics. I think I
> >>>>have 96 megabytes of RAM. I have 1.5 Gigabytes of storage on my hard drive.
> >>>>I would not have room on my hard drive for all my stuff; that's why I have
> >>>>the Zip Drive. But I rarely have RAM memory problems.
> >>>>Liz P.
> >>>>
> >>>>>Dear dear Lil,
> >>>>>and I thought you were imperturbable! Anyway, I only make fun of those
> >>>>>things 'cause I have exactly the same problems. My hard disk has about 3mb
> >>>>>left and I am at the stage where I can't take anything else off! I am in
> >>>>>desperate need of more disc space, but am afraid to compress the drive in
> >>>>>case I lose everything again! And like everyone else, there is always
> >>>>>something more important to spend the hard earned on! lol
> >>>>>Love to you
> >>>>>Mam
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