Answered By: Susan Jennings
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2015     Views: 2184

All work saved on the library computers is deleted nightly by the system.  When you don't have a flash drive, you can either save your file to a "cloud" drive or save your work to the computer you're using and send it to yourself via email.  

Here's how to email a file to yourself:

1. Save your document to the computer in a location you can easily find (i.e. desktop).

2. After you are sure the document is saved, exit the document.

3. Get on the web and go to your online email (Gmail, TigerMail, etc.).

4. Start a new email.

5. Put YOUR OWN email address (can be the same email you are sending it from) in the "To:" box.

6.  Attach the file you saved. (Click the paperclip and browse for your file, then click to attach it to the email.)

7.  Give the email a subject that will help you recognize the attached document.

8.  Hit "Send."

9. You can then go the inbox of the email account where you sent the file. The email you sent should be in the Inbox.
    Double-click the email to open it, then click the attached document to open and edit.

NOTE: When you open a document from an email you will have to re-save it to the computer after you make changes and re-attach it to a new email to send yourself the most updated version. Saving an opened attachment does not update the original attachment.

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