A week ago I cleaned a couple of Excel 97 files off my hard drive (NT4 OS), onto a 3 1/2 in floppy which already contained various files. The copied files came from my hard drive's My Briefcase folder. I used the procedure, in the My Computer view right-click and drag the file to the A: drive icon, then select copy (or was it move??) from the resulting shortcut menu.
Now, I cannot open either Excel file ( one is 65K, the other is 235K ). The floppy drive grinds a good long time, then produces a message box saying,
Error Copying File...
Cannot copy [name of file, without an extension]: Error performing inpage operation.
I am now trying to rebuild the My Briefcase folder (which I subsequently emptied of all files...). My hope is that My Briefcase does something special to files saved there, and the files moved/copied from there have to move back into My Briefcase in order to work once more.
Does anyone have any insights what to do, or where I should search for help?
Thanks very much.