Needed a floppy drive
By tdh on Jul 28, 2006
I volunteer with the Union Soccer Club. I do the scheduling of games. I also webmaster. I also fix the computer. It was 3-4 years old and started to suffer. It had Win98 on it and I started to suffer. I had hoped to get through player registration without replacing it, but no, it decided to stop working with the League Organizer database from Logical Solutions.
So I went to CompUSA and got a special. It didn't have a floppy, which the League Organizer uses for backups, so I lent USC my USB floppy. It turned out that the backup was corrupt in some tables, but not in the ones needed to get the competitive teams rostered this week.
I had made a backup earlier, so I wanted to see if it was valid (I can't even really define valid for this product, just whether it produces a given error or not). Only, I do not have a floppy drive on any of my PCs. I do however have one on my Ultra 10. ;>
So, I learned how to load the floppy, snuck the stuff off, and found out that League Organizer expects the backup to be in the root of the drive. It won't read anything in if the data is stored in a subdirectory.
By the way, everyone told me I needed to get Microsoft Office for the computer. My reply was to ask the Office Manager what she used it for - not much and she didn't like it. I'm going to save (each dollar spent is from a kid's registration fees) and get OpenOffice.
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