Well, finally, a reply! This must be my lucky day!
Thanks for your message and for the links, both sites were already in my Favorites. No you don’t sound harsh… I know that you’re trying to help sort out the genuine questions from the loony ones.
The magic words in my first post are: "My son gave me a WD Passport Essential for Xmas 08 but being very, VERY new to computers I never really understood how to use it."
I was NEW to computers in 2008, being 50 years old I had never had a computer before. However, I have learned a lot about computer in the last 2 years. I own 2 books on Vista and refer to them often. I belong to the Microsoft forum, plus a magazine/computer forum where I have learned about community, helping people and forum etiquette.
I came to this community because I think that it is better to ask the real experts about their programs and products. All I was asking is for help on how to copy pictures from my computer to my WD drive.
I guess I should have phrased my question in a different way, something like… “My son gave me a WD Passport Essential for Xmas 2008 but I don’t know how to use it.” Period. There. Is that clearer now? Do you think I’d be have a better response from this community now?
… As a matter of fact, I have to tell you that because I didn’t have an answer from this community last week when I needed it , I had someone try to help me to copy my pictures to WD and he ended up deleting my entire pictures folder - all 9,000+ pictures I had in my computer!!! Yep, he sure did! I was completely devastated. I’m still immensely sad and depressed about it.
So now I’m in the process of trying to undo the damage he did and trying to recover my pictures… not a small task, indeed.
Please, understand, I’m NOT placing any blame on you nor this community, but truthfully if I had had them copied to my WD when I asked for the help, we would not be having this conversation.
So, maybe next time when a little ol’ lady shows up in your community asking a “silly” question, there might a real, pressing need there and perhaps there would be a quicker, more compassionate response to her concerns.
Thanks again, Wayne, but I still need to know how to copy my new / future pictures to the WD drive.