[vip_students] Re: When a disc is write protected?

Hello Edel,
if you take the memory stick in your hand, you will find a little switch probably on the side of the unit.
 move the switch in the opposite direction.
this switch is designed to protect any accidental erasing of your files.

Bert
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edel Carey" <careyedel@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 11:25 PM
Subject: [vip_students] When a disc is write protected?


Hi Paul

Thanks for that info on cookies and cache.

Yes I was very scared doing my cleanup however, I'm on a roll now and I'm backing up files and doing a big maintainance as I see my hard drive is 3/4 full so thanks for the kickstart....

I'm trying to copy files on a memory stick which I regularly use between work and home but its telling me that the disc is 'write protected'. I don't know how that has happened. Please advise if you have the solution.

Edel


----- Original Message ----- From: "NCBI Technical Support" <paul.traynor@xxxxxxx>
To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 9:42 PM
Subject: [vip_students] Re: cookies and cache files?


Hi Edel,

First of all, well done at trying out the cleaning of your hard disk, bet
you were a little nervous,*smiles* but hey, God loves a tryer, right!.

Below I have taken some information off the web as to what cookies and cache
files are about.

(Cookies)
Basically cookies are just small text files which go into a special folder
on your hard drive which is called "cookies folder". These files help
identify you to a particular web site the next time you return to it such as
a shopping site or a site where you may have filled out some sort of form
etc. read on for more details.
. (Internet Browser) - Holds information on the times and dates you have
visited web sites. Other information can also be saved to your hard disk in
these
text files, including information about online purchases, validation
information about you for members-only web sites, and more.
www.ontrack.com/glossary/
. are small files that can be created and written to by a
programming/scripting language. The most common are JavaScript cookies that
are read/written to
a user's hard drive by a JavaScript program that runs in the web browser
when a user visits a web site. These are an example of client-side cookies
but
server-side cookies may be created by languages such as PHP. ...
www.smallbizonline.co.uk/glossary_of_internet_terms.php

(Cache files)
Cache files are files that come down from the internet each time you go
on-line and work with web pages. It is like residue that  goes into a
special folder on your computer so that if for some reason you want to load up one of those web pages again, the computer will look in its cache folder
and instead of wasteing time going on-line it will simply load up what it
has stored in its cache folder for you in order to bring up the file
quicker. Problem is that as we now visit the internet so much and download
such a large amount of material from the internet all this can build up a
pile of useless files on our machines hence the need to clear them out. Read
on for more.

. Cache files are an area on the hard disc of a computer where web pages and page elements (graphics etc) are stored when a page is downloaded from the
Internet. If
a page is revisited and the page, or elements of the page, are still held in cache then the computer will use the cache version to save time rather than
download afresh. It also allows previously visited pages to be viewed
offline.
www.smallbizonline.co.uk/glossary_of_internet_terms.php


-----Original Message-----
From: vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Edel Carey
Sent: 14 May 2007 21:27
To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [vip_students] cookies and cache files?

Hi all

Just did the cleanup and I'm curious to know what cache files and cookies
are.

Edel



----- Original Message -----
From: "NCBI Technical Support" <paul.traynor@xxxxxxx>
To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 9:47 AM
Subject: [vip_students] Using the disk cleanup tool in windows.



This short tutorial applies to anyone using windows XP or windows 2000.

We are always  inclined to let our computers pile up with junk and think
that all we have to do is just turn it on and off each day expecting it to
run like a well oiled machine. Truth is that you computer each day
accumulates a lot of junk files and can even accumulate damaged  sectors
as
a result of such junk files. Every time you go onto the internet, create a
new file, use your music and of course download those essential files,
depending on what you consider essential your PC is building up all the
remnants of such files unknown to the vast majority of us. As part of your
"keep my computer tidy effort", we are going to look at how we can clean
off
such files.

[Running the Cleanup utility]

Step 1. Launch Disk Cleanup via "Start menu.

Step 2. Arrow down to Programs menu.

Step 3. Arrow down to Accessories

Step 4. Arrow down to System Tools and right arrow in here.

Step 5. Arrow down to "disk cleanup" and press the enter key.
Note: A dialogue window will appear enabling you to select the drive you
want to clean up.
In this case it will always be "Local drive C:" as this is where our
windows
operating system resides and so does all other files related to anything
we
do within the environment of windows for our day to day work.

Step 6. Arrow up or down in the list box to Select the required drive and
then tab to the  OK. Button and press the spacebar

Note: The process begins of windows examining The specified drive, and the
amount of space you can potentially free up calculated.
This scanning can take a few minutes or seconds depending on your system
and how fast it is so give it time and the results  will come up where
then
jaws will announce  what is on the screen.

Part 2.
(Select Files)

Step 1. Tab to the list of file categories. Each of these items in the
list
presented to you is preceded by a checkbox which can be checked or
unchecked
using the spacebar.
Note: As you arrow through this list you will be told where the files are
coming from that  are presented to you in the list, for example;

* Temporary files.
* Temporary Internet files.
* Cache files.
* backup files.

Note: The above list is just an example and your list may differ slightly.

Step 2.Check the boxes associated with the items you want to delete and
click OK.
Note: I have personally checked all the boxes in this list, some of them
are
checked already and if you wish to exercise caution then just leave what
is
checked by default and continue to next step.
Step 3. Tab to the ok button and hit the spacebar, you may or may not be
asked if you are sure you wish to delete the items that have been marked for deletion, just answer "yes or ok" to this prompt by using the tab key
and spacebar.

When the job is finished, tab to the "ok or close button" and press the
spacebar to finish off.

Well done, you have performed a disk cleanup.




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