Unfortunately, floppy disks are by nature unstable and extremely susceptible to viruses. Before the first use, floppy disks must be formatted (even if the packaging reads preformatted) and before every use, floppies need to be scanned for viruses. Even then, it is very easy to lose information held on a floppy and very difficult to restore that information. Technology Services would recommend using flash drives or network storage to save files. Home campus students can access their network storage by going to the I: Drive in My Computer. Flash Drives are available in the Computer Lab for ten dollars, which will be charged to your student account.
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