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    Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    I want to save my Excel file (first time) to my CD burner drive E:. Prompt says I need to ask administrator. I am on my stand along computer at home. What has to be changed? How do I use my E: drive instead of my floppy drive for saving?

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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    I'm not sure you CAN save files like that, have you tried saving the file and then dragging into a burnable folder?
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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    Most programs will NOT work this way. Get a USB "ThumbDrive" and use it instead of the CD burner.

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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    dragging?? What is that? I am from the Key Punch generation. Please fill me in. Where in excel do I start? (The CD-RW is already in the E: drive.) I have a large data base that covers three fiscal years. Need to modernise equipment. Younger helpers (?) want the familiar CDs instead of floppys.

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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    I have three USB's on my front panel. Obviously, my vocabulary has not been up dated to know what "ThumbDrive" is. Are we talking about the small memory sticks?

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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

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    Yes, the thumb drives are convenient because they work on nearly every computer, and have variable storage (Depending on how much $$ you want to spend)...they're also smaller than a cd (available here). You should be able to save the excel file (to your desktop, or some other folder) and then go to MY Computer> E: double click, and you should have the option to burn a cd. ((When you first put the Cd in the burner, were you given a message? If so, choose the option "Open writable folder")...then all you have to do is open the folder the excel file is in, then open the CD folder, click on the Excel file Icon (make sure you hold down the click...only click once) and then move the file into the CD folder...then you should have an option somewhere to "burn" the cd...
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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    Hi

    Have you tried putting a short cut to the Drive E on your desktop and dropping it on there?


    Alternatively:

    1 Go to c:documents and settingsmanywhitecatssendto (or WindowsSendTo in Win9X).
    2 Right-click in the right hand panel and select New > Shortcut
    3 Create a new shortcut to the E: in the sendto folder.



    Alternatively try Send to
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    Re: Getting to CD drive E. (help)

    Thank you everyone for your help. However, I have borrowed my neighbor. He showed me on my computer to go into Start with the right click and then "explore" and put the past file right on the screen side by side with the record now program and drag back and forth from there. I now have a CD done and am getting ready to make a back up too. It has been interesting. Enjoy your day off!! When you are retired, everyday is a new learning experience about things that You Want to Learn. Bye.

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