Thursday, March 30, 2006

Missing the A: Drive Shortcut???

UPDATE: Please see this post about accessing files off of other drives.

Well, Automated Services is in the process of adding the A: Drive shortcuts that are needed on the desktops of public access computers.

This will allow customers to view files on their floppy disks that are NOT Word, Excel, or other MS Office programs that have desktop shortcuts.

For example, if a customer has a PDF saved to their floppy, they currently do not have an obvious way to access that file. While all public computers do have Adobe Acrobat, the customer cannot access that program from the desktop. If an A: Drive Shortcut were available, the customer could access the PDF on their floppy disk and the computer would automatically use the best software program available to open the file (whether it has a shortcut on the desktop or not)

This applies to pictures as well.

So what do we do in the meantime? If your agency has computers with no A: Drive shortcuts, then you can follow this work-around for the time being.

NOTE: Outdated Instructions Removed.

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