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Saving Computer Files in the UB Libraries

There are a number of ways to save the information you locate using resources in the libraries.

  • Compact Discs (D drive)
    You can save files to a CD. First insert the CD into the drive. Save your files to the D drive and follow the instructions on the Wizzard to burn the CD.

  • Flash or Jump Drives, USB keys (E drive)
    Insert your USB device into the external port on the monitor.  Save your files to the E drive. Follow instructions to safely remove your storage device.
  • UBFS - UB File Space (S drive) 
    If you create a file in the libraries, it will by default, be saved to your UBFS on the S drive. Or you can use the following steps:
    1 - Click File > Save As *
    2 - Select Computer > S Drive > Windows
    *
    If the item you wish to save is a PDF, use the Save a Copy icon.

    To locate a file you have previously saved while working on a library computer, follow these steps: Click on the Microsoft icon > Computer > S drive > Windows

    If you are working on a Word document, autosave will save it to your UBFS every 10 minutes. If the computer shuts down, your document should be retrievable using the steps above. The autosave uses an extension of  .asd. 
  • Floppy Drives
    Library and Cybrary computers do not have internal Floppy drives. Portable Floppy disc drives are available in the libraries. Faculty, staff and students can check out the drives for 24 hours from the circulation desks located in Capen, Lockwood, HSL, Music, APL, and the Koren AV Center in the Law Library.
  • Send a file as an attachment
    Download the file and attach it to an email you send to yourself.
  • PDF downloading problems
    If you have trouble saving a .PDF from a database, try saving it without opening it (with a right-click). Some "read only" files cannot be saved after they are opened.

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Last Update: February 2012