Last week I wrote about how my computer died but I was able to get the hard drive pulled so that my information was still there for me.That was not the end of the story.
Needless to say, when I got home I was excited because my PCTELA information was not lost and I would not have to start all over. All I had to do was plug the hard drive into my new computer, find the files I needed, click on them and save them to my new computer. Easy. Wrong!
I have used jump drives and external drives before so I knew how to access the information I needed on them. I thought this would be the same. I plugged in the drive, opened it, saw me PCTELA file, clicked on it to open it and waited. Why was my information not appearing? What was all of this gibberish I was getting? I was assured my information was there and I could get to it so why couldn’t I? I tried several different things. I removed the driver and then tried again. Same results. I couldn’t get the information.
I didn’t know what to do. I finally decided that on my next trip in for therapy I would take my computer and hard drive into Tom’s Computer Shop and ask them what I was doing wrong. It turns out that since this was a hard drive from a different computer, the path to access the information was a bit more involved than just clicking on the file I wanted. The computer had to be told which path to take to the drive and then the files could be opened. Luckily the guy in the shop did this for me. We found the file and dragged it onto my desktop. Now I have what I need to continue working on my conference planning. Yes, this file is now saved off of my computer as well.