OK, now I know the format I can see how the system works.
When I signed up I didn't make any notes not even of the web site but I have now put you into my favourites !
I assume that I am allowed a period of one month and five separaete questions to resolve my queries in respect of the £28 charge ?
I have had another go at the old PC and I note that all the files that I want to move or save are just normal bit map, jpeg or text files.
I can delete them, or save them on to to a small floppy but the larger ones up to say 20 MB (Old Maps) are too big to go on a floppy and I tried to move them to a 700 MB Maxwell R/W CD Disk. It is then that I get the message "Access is Denied" Disk maybe full !
I have looked at the two Maxwell disks on another of my younger PC's that is running on XP and it says that there is one small text file on each and there is 754 MB free on each. The old PC has a CD BURN facility and I did try that and may be that is how the small file is on each disk.
When I checked the the old PC (Windows 98) there are old USB ports at the back that do not seem to be activated ! If I could use these with a memory stick to download any files my problem would mostly be solved.
Can you help.
Unfortunately I have lost the interent connection on the old PC as I was ready to either dump it or pass it on to a friend to play around with but I want those important files first.
However I will try to re-connect to the Internet as I am sure that would be useful to her as well. If I manage to get re-connected I will try to install the USB facility as you have suggested.
Meantime I will buy a new R/W disk as you suggested and try to download the files that I need directly.
Many thanks for your help.
I will revert back to you ASAP.
I couldn't gat a new R/W CD locally and will get one tomorrow in the City (Liverpool)
I haven't been able to try the USB driver issue yet either but maybe we/I are making this more complicated than it should be,
I have an old R/W CD with a lot of various file on that I wrote and saved in 2000. I can open these individual files on my lap top (Windows 7) but when I try to delete them or send them to the re-cycle bin it says access denied.
I then clicked properties of the file or the sub folder and I note it is ticked as a Read Only file. I then un-clicked the R/O and clicked apply.
It then said I needed permission (there was no administrator or similar at the time as I am Self Employed) I then clicked the "Ignore or the Ignore all box) and clicked apply again. It seemed Ok and I thought I had removed the R/O attribute. Tried to delete the file but it didn't give me that option. Tried to drag it to the recycle box and a small (No Entry) sign appeared.
This "Read Only" restriction on these old CD's seems to be at the nub of my problem !!
The particular CD that I am referring to has approx 600 MB of files on it most of which I want to delete and some I want to save ??
Can you help with this one please.
Ps what is the "kind og=f " file that you referred to ??
This is what it says :-
48 x 12 x 50 x Just link Just Speed
Compact Disk Re-Writable High Speed
Unfortunately my partner has had to go early this morning urgently to look after her grand daughter who is ill and she has taken the car with the new recordable disks that I bought yesterday ; so I won't be able to try a new disk !! Such is life !!
Hopefully she will be back this evening if not it will be tomorrow morning/lunch time.
Out of interest where are you located Simon ?
I have now got the R/W CD's but guess what; when I opened them it says only for use on Windows XP or later. Didn't say that on the cover !!
I tried them and I could use them on the Lap top but they wouldn't respond on the Win 98 PC !!
I will try to get a new RW CD suitable for Win 98, or I could try to link up the Win 98 PC with the Win XP system. I have now brought them closer together.
I will try again over the weekend. Off out now to see a friend's daughter performing in a Gilbert & Sulivan opera in Manchester.
We live in a place called Formby 13 miles North of Liverpool. We were in Atlanta just last September to see my Daughter who also lives in Atlanta.
I have been to Kenya and did a lot of work in Tanzania.
Ps My partners daughter is OK and went back to school today.
Hi again Simon,
It has been a Bank Holiday weekend here and I have had a lot to do so I have not made any further progress.
Will endeavour to get a new CD that is compatible with Win 98.
Playing in a Singles Golf Match this afternoon.
Sorry for the delay but I have now resolved my problem. I was away for a week in North Wales playing golf.
I did get the new CD's but they didn't work either.
I eventually called in another IT man and he noticed that I had a zip file drive as well as a small floppy drive fitted to the old PC tower. I never thought of mentioning it to you because I don't have another ZIP drive on anywhere else on my systems.
These ZIP file disks hold 1 MB each so I was able to download all the files I needed on to about 4 or 5 zip files.
When I have finished transferring the files that I need he is going to return and remove the ZIP drive from the old 98 PC tower and re-fit it into the PC that is on XP so I can then re-use the zip files as I need to. He says that this is quite an easy job to do. I hope !
To conclude I thank you very much for your efforts but I now wish to close my account. I consider that you made quite a good effort to help me so I will sign off with a very happy face !!
Many thanks Simon and good luck.
Ps. I lost my singles golf match on the 18th.