that'll teach me to think i can work these computer things.....
i am attempting to rescue my photos from my old laptop which is getting seriously poorly. i bought one of those handy little gadgets called a memory stick...are they new on the market? i jest of course!
it's pink by the way
anyway, i managed to put some of the folders on there and transfer them to this here newer laptoppy thing, then went back (after deleting said successful transferred pics) and went back to the old one with the pink memory stick.
now then, the usb ports have been a bit dodgy for a long time but of course when i reinserted the memory stick i stupidly expected it to work as it had done on the first occassion, so i went merrily along highlighting the files, right clicked, clicked on 'send to' and it was at this point that i REALLY should have been taking notice....
i clicked on the link to send the files to the memory stick....oh no i didn't. only i didn't realise until it completed the transfer and i attempted to load said files on the the newer laptop.
i went back to poorly laptop and started the process again, realising at this point that i had, in fact, clicked to send the the dvd/cd rw file....
hmmm, oh well i'll just do it again and send them to the memory stick (once i managed to get it to register in the loose usb thingy)
no can do....got what i thought was a rather unfriendly message stating
"cannot create or replace (the file name) cannot find the specified file. make sure you specify the correct path and file name"
well i checked and the photos are still in their folders, but there are also folders in a separate place which i can't remember the name of now waiting to be copied onto a CD. i tried to copy onto a cd but the drive wouldn't register the disc.
i cannot email them to myself either as the poorly laptop won't connect to the internet any more since we got wireless.
i'm really stuck as to what to now and this is making me panicky as i don't want to lose those photos, there are some very special ones there, you know what i mean.
please, does anybody have any ideas how to get round this in very simple terms for a very simple me! thank you