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FILE MANAGEMENT AND CD/DVD WRITING SHORT COURSE OFFERED BY INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – ST.LOUIS Fall 2009
Saving Data CDs (700 [+/- 100] MB) DVDs (4.7 [+/- 100 MB ] GB) USB Jump Drive (up to 128GB) External Hard Drive (2 TB) Server Storage Faculty (Steamboat) Students (Admiral J,K) 500MB Attachment FTP – file transfer protocol, which is not always secure SSH – secure shell application
Floppy Discs Floppies are: Outdated Contain small storage space Unreliable Not supported by computer companies DELL, Gateway now have these drives only as options Floppy Drives are available at selected locations on campus
CDs Categories CD-R Compact Disc Recordable 1 time use MB 4-52X CD-RW Compact Disc Rewritable Unlimited Use MB 4-52X
DVDs DVD-R & DVD+R Similar to CD-R 4.7 GB DVD-RW &DVD+RW Similar to CD-RW 4.7GB All HP and Macintosh machines can burn a DVD
CD drives There are 3 sets of numbers labeled on CD-RW drives. 52X 32X 52X 1 st number 52X stands for Write Speed 2 nd number 32X stands for Re-Write speed (for CD-RW disks) 3 rd number 52X stands for read speed (what CD-ROMS do)
Reasons Save Data Word, PowerPoint, Excel, HTML, etc. CD's not the best for multiple saves Backup your computer Store Multimedia Music Pictures Videos Benefits Cheap Reliable Standardized Storage Space
Burning - IC Labs Three available ways to burn Windows Explorer (Data CDs) Right Click File Send to CD/DVD Drive Drag-n-Drop with Windows Explorer. Windows Media Player Audio CD iTunes Audio CD
windows explorer Insert CD/DVD Menu Appears Select Open writable CD folder A window labeled CD Drive (D:) will appear Locate files needed to be burned Drag/Paste Files to the CD Drive (D:) Folder Right Click Send Files to CD Drive (D:)
windows explorer On the CD Drive (D:) Folder File Write these files to CD CD Writing Wizard Appears Type CD Title Next At this point, the files will be written to the CD. Once the process is complete, it will automatically eject your CD from the drive. You can then hit “Finish” on the “Welcome to the CD Writing Wizard” window.
windows media player Insert CD/DVD Menu Appears Burn an Audio CD (WMP) Windows Media Player Opens Drag files from folders or WMP into the designated destination towards the right Select Start Burn Allow audio CD to complete burning and then eject
iTunes Insert CD/DVD Menu Appears Create a CD (iTunes) iTunes Opens Create a Playlist File->New Playlist Add songs by Drag and Drop
iTunes Select Playlist Click Burn Disc Icon View Progress through the status bar located towards the top center.
USB Drives Plug Jump Drive into a USB port A menu appears Click Open Folder to View Files Drag or paste your file. Removing Jump Drive Click on the Safely Remove Hardware Icon in The task bar Select your drive Wait for the computer to allow you to safely remove it
Virtual Student Server Space Click on ‘My Computer’ Click on your K/J Drive (Displays SSO ID) Simply drag or paste your files in this drive (up to 500MB). You can access your K-Drive on any computer on campus. You can access your Virtual Student Server Space at home using SSH (Secure Telnet). You still will need to use your SSO ID and Password Download program ex.html ex.html
SSH-File Transfer Using Secure Telnet Download the program from ml ml Click on quick connect Type in an address and your password in the window that will appear.
SSH-File Transfer Using Secure Telnet Click on New File Transfer Icon This window will appear: If you want to make changes, you have to copy (right click on the mouse and download) the file from SSH application and save it on your desktop. When the file is finished, drag and drop the file from your desktop to SSH application window.
Open your mailbox. Click on new message. To attach the file, click on ‘browse’ and to locate the file. Click ‘attach’ and make sure the file is attached. Click ‘close.’ Send the message by typing your own address. Browse Attach Send Close
Questions? If any further questions arise, please contact a lab consultant in any of the following Instructional Computing Labs. SSB 103 SSB 452 Benton Hall 232 Math TLC (UC 050) Ward E. Barnes Library Thomas Jefferson Research Commons
Additional Information The Microcomputer Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis offers day and evening computer courses as part of the Chancellor's Certificate series. The Online Student Technology Guide has answers to many computing questions. Online self-service solutions for UMSL Technology Issues