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how to copy a :\ to harddrive

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  1. Izzyblueye

    Izzyblueye Thread Starter

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    Hi everybody...me again. Can anyone tell me how to copy a 31/2 floppy ( a:\) tothe Harddrive (c:\) ? Thank you !....Izzy
     
  2. itsmeitsmeitsme

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    You should be able to open windows explorer..insert floppy in a:...click on a: in explorer, and just drag and drop files to the folder you want on your hardrive
     
  3. cybertech

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    From a dos prompt you can type
    copy a:\*.* c:\
    and press enter
     
  4. Izzyblueye

    Izzyblueye Thread Starter

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    Ok ...Thank -You guys. I appreciate the promptness. You guys are works of Art ! I'm gonna go now and try your suggestions .I'll be back to give you the results. Thanks again....Izzy
     
  5. Izzyblueye

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    Ok Guys I'm back. I'm still in trouble.I tried the a:\*.*c:\ and it didn't work .I did it in Dos and it keeps saying Bad command or File Name. and I tried the Drag and Drop thing and that didn't work. When I clicked on copy to disk in A:\ it shows Copy From: a:\Floppy....Copy to A:\floppy I can't change it to Copy to C:\
    Wonder Why? Also now it's saying disk is full. Which it's talking about A:\Floppy so, my next question is how do I unfull it?Ha Ha ! Thanks for any responses. Izzy
     
  6. brushmaster1

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    in DOS, log on to your A: drive. Then type copy(space)*.*(space)C:\

    *do not type (space)...rather enter a space with the spacebar. The actual command will look like this:

    COPY *.* C:\

    I don't know why you can't drag and drop in Windows Explorer. If you highlight the FILES (not the actual A: drive), you should be able to drag them to wherever you want them.
     
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    Actually, you don't need the slash \ either.......

    copy *.* c:

    will work just fine ;)
     
  8. Izzyblueye

    Izzyblueye Thread Starter

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    OK ...Thank -You Brushmaster and acaCandy. I appreciate all your help. I'll go try ! Izzy
     
  9. brushmaster1

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    Good point, Candy, but you don't need the asterisks either.

    copy . c: will work just fine!
     
  10. Izzyblueye

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    Thank all you guys for your good info.Your ALL an original ! I did the drag and drop thing and it worked but I am going to try the others .I'm sure they work just as well. One more question???????? How do you open a new folder for C:> ? I don't have a problem opening one in A:> but can't seem to get it right in C:>. Thanks so much ! Have a Great Day !!!!!! Izzy
     
  11. brushmaster1

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    To create a new folder on your C: drive, just open Windows explorer. Click on the C: drive, then on File in the tools menu at the top. Then click on New and Folder. Type a name for your new folder, and you're done.

    In DOS, log on to your C: drive (if you're not already there). At the C:> prompt, just type MD FOLDER and hit Enter. (Instead of FOLDER, type whatever name you want for the folder...such as MD NEWSTUFF).

    Remember...in DOS the folder name can be no more than eight letters long.
     
  12. Izzyblueye

    Izzyblueye Thread Starter

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    Thank-You Brushmaster 1 for the info.I really really appreciate it. I'm going to go try it right now. Thank-You again....Izzy
     
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  14. Izzyblueye

    Izzyblueye Thread Starter

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    Thank-You n2gun ! I appreciate the info. the Dos Copmmands are a big help !.....Izzy
     
  15. Izzyblueye

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    Me again Brushmaster ! I forgot to tell you I'm using Windows 98 ....Thanks....Izzy
     
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