mac os struggle

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  1. apple tech geek macrumors member

    apple tech geek

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    ok any help ok? for example i got 3 files on my floppy disk i move them to the desktop but when i eject the floppy the files on desktop are gone aswel this is in mac os 7 and 9(i didnt test on more)
     
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you have to drag them on the hard drive icon not the desktop, it doesnt "save the files" to the computer hard drive space just dragging to the desktop.
     
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  4. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    You will see a copy file bar after you do it and floppy access noise as it reads from the floppy and copies the info to the installed hard disk.
     
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    The advice of the others is correct - in the classic Mac OS, the "Desktop" is not a single folder as it is in OS X or Windows. There is a Desktop folder on every disk. When you drag a file to "the desktop," by default it copies it to the Desktop folder on the same disk. Hence, when you eject the disk, you eject that disk's Desktop folder as well.

    As said by others, you need to copy the file to the hard drive first - then you can move the hard drive copy to the hard drive's Desktop.
     

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