Presentation on theme: "D. Bonacci. Where are Your Files? AISD employees save their work on a server and the files are backed up regularly – Your files are not private. – They."— Presentation transcript:
Where are Your Files? AISD employees save their work on a server and the files are backed up regularly – Your files are not private. – They can be (and are) viewed by individuals in the district. Your files are not on your computer! Your My Documents folder is on the server at the Tech Center. AISD1 Server (N. 6 th Street) Teacher Computer
D. Bonacci Hey, those are my files! Hmmm… not really –Your files are part of the public record –Anyone, at anytime, can demand to see all of the email, photos, and other files on your school computer
D. Bonacci Web1 Server AISD1 Server Teacher 1 Teacher 3Teacher 2 Accesses My Documents Folder Accesses Bowie web site AISDs network of computers: Simplified
D. Bonacci AISD1 Server Log on to the network from home (using Netilla) Log on from another campus computer Log on from your own classroom computer This is why you can access your files from any computer connected to AISDs network Your files are located on the AISD server HOME
D. Bonacci What about My Desktop? Things you see on your monitor are on your Desktop Files you save to your desktop are saved to the Local Drive (C:) and are not available on other computers because they are not on the server This includes your wallpaper Local Drive C:
D. Bonacci Why is my computer so slow? Accessing our files on the AISD server is like… –trying to inch our way to the front of a crowded elevator to select our floor. Theres nothing wrong with the elevator… Its just overcrowded!
D. Bonacci What can we do about it? In response to this problem, the district purchased new servers and has begun moving employee files to these servers. Teachers will have storage size limits –800MB in the My Documents folder –200MB in the email folder
D. Bonacci Server with file 5 AISD1 Server Classroom 3 (teacher logged in)Classroom 2 (labbowie) Accesses My Documents Folder And Shared Folders (file 5) Shared Folders (\\file5 )\\file5 Classroom 1 (labbowie)
D. Bonacci Shared Folders (\\file5\) FILE 5 All teachers and students have access to File 5 You can save a file while in the lab and be able to access it on your classroom computer because it is on the _____________. server
D. Bonacci Managing Files in Multiple Locations You need to know –Where your files are located and how to access them –How to save your files to specific locations –How to move files
D. Bonacci First- a little background Basic overview of computers –Operating System –Programs –Files and folders
D. Bonacci Our school computers use Windows XP Professional Operating System (OS). The OS is used by the computer to run the system. It allows you to create folders, move and rename files, etc.
D. Bonacci Word to the Wise –Do not delete files that are needed by the Operating System to run the computer! If you didnt create it, you probably shouldnt delete it!
D. Bonacci Programs Programs are applications used by the end user (you) to accomplish specific tasks. –Word (Word processing) –Access (Database) –Excel (Calculations/Charts/Graphs) –Outlook (Email) –Internet (Information acquisition) Programs are used to create different types of files
D. Bonacci File Types File types can be identified by looking at the extension or the icon the OS assigns to the file. (.zip,.doc,.ppt,.bmp,.htm,.pdf)
D. Bonacci My Computer 3 ½ in. Floppy Drive (A:) –can be used to save small files (less than 1.4 BM). DVD/CD-RW Drive (D:) –can be used to burn CDs storing files (up to 700MB) Removable Disks (F: and G:) –These appear when you plug in a camera, flash drive, or other portable storage device. (Letter names may vary)
D. Bonacci Local Disk (C:) Local Disk (C:) houses your computers OS, and your Program Files (along with several other items) –If your school computer were a stand alone computer (like most home computers), your files would also be stored on Local Disk (C:) in a folder called Documents and Settings –Those files would only be accessible only from that computer (because thats the physical location where they are stored.) –And if this Local Disk (C:) were to CRASH you would permanently lose all of your files.
D. Bonacci Suggestions Save important files to the My Documents folder on the server so they will be routinely backed up Save other files to your Local Drive (C:) in the folder Local Storage Go to the Computer 101 section of the Bowie web site for additional help with maintaining your computer Call me if you need assistance
D. Bonacci You will probably never feel like this about your computer…