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How do I save documents locally to my University Windows 7 machine? (C: local)

To save documents locally to your University Windows 7 machine, take the following actions:

Creating a Local Folder

  • Click on Start
  • Click on Computer
  • Double left mouse click on OSDisk (C:)
  • Double left mouse click on local
  • From the File menu select New - Folder
  • Enter a name for the folder such as your username

Note: other users on the PC will not be able to access your personal documents stored in this folder.

Creating a Shortcut on your Desktop

  • Right mouse click on the folder
  • Select Send to - Desktop (Create Shortcut)

Moving Files

  • Double click on the Desktop shortcut to open your local (C:) folder in Windows Explorer
  • Click on Start - Computer - Resource (J:) to open a second Windows Explorer window
  • Drag the required files from the J drive window to your local folder.

Please also refer to this article concerning saving files to your C: drive.


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