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Exchanging files via portable storage device

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by samanthacat, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. samanthacat

    samanthacat Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2007
    Any recommendations on simplest way our community organization can move our text / spreadsheet / database info around to various committee members' computers with an external device? A range of operating systems are in place, from (probably) Windows 98 on up to Vista Home Premium (the Group laptop). Microsoft software ranges from MS Works to MS Office 2007. Everything would have to come "home" for archiving on the Group computer. (I know other issues are to be solved, such as Word 2007 not being backward compatible, etc., etc.). Thanks for any and all ideas!
  2. SB305


    Sep 20, 2007
    The simplest, most convenient way is to use a USB Flash Disk (which needs no external power supply). :)
    HOWEVER, it won't work on 98 First Edition and will need drivers (usually easily obtained but some NOT - check the packaging of the device) for Windows 98 Second Edition. Also, it will help if the PC's used have been updated to the latest available Windows updates.
    I've found Vista picky with some flash disks - but maybe that's just me. :D
    An alternative is the ancient floppy disk - subject to its small capacity limitations and the fact that most new PC's have no floppy drive.
    Good luck! (y)
  3. mowersman


    Aug 5, 2007
    you could try a cd rw
    that is if the computers have a cd rw drive:)
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I agree with the USB FLASH drive, just make sure that you buy one that has available W98 drivers.
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