In order to prevent data loss it is strongly recommended that you do not save files to the public computers. Files saved on the public computers will be deleted after each login and whenever the computer is idle for 30 minutes. Once the file has been deleted from the desktop it is gone for good and library staff cannot retrieve it for you. There are several options available to you when you want to save a file for later use. This article will walk you through some of those options so you can avoid data loss.
The public computers now have a CD-RW drive which means you now have the option of burning your files to a CD-R or CD-RW disk. A CD-R disk is cheaper then a CD-RW but it can only be written to once. A CD-RW costs more but can be written to and erased many times. The Library does not sell CD-R or CD-RW disks so it is your responsibility to provide your own. To burn a CD:
How to use a flash drive on the public computers: