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Chapter 28. Life on the Run: Notebook Co... > Taking Your Work on the Road with My... - Pg. 264

Life on the Run: Notebook Computing 264 Of course, you can simply copy the files to a floppy disk, but then you run the risk of replacing the new versions of your documents with older ones. Fortunately, Windows offers a convenient tool for safely transferring files between computers: Briefcase. Briefcase helps you decide which files should be replaced. To use Briefcase, take the following steps: 1. On your desktop computer, drag files from My Computer or Windows Explorer over the My Briefcase icon on the Windows desktop and release the mouse button. (Or, select the files in My Computer, right-click one of the files, point to Send To, and click My Briefcase.) Whoa! Many of the features described in this chapter are not installed during a typical Windows installation. If the option is not available, refer to Chapter 6, "Windows Tips, Tricks, and Traps," to install the missing Windows components. 2. If the Welcome to Windows Briefcase dialog box appears, click Finish.