Adobe Photoshop 7.0 (not elements) will not save any files to the Hard drive.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mick, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    Yet another Whoosh!

    BTW you were silent on the fact that partitioning worked for him.
     
    PeterN, Mar 17, 2014
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  2. Mick

    Mayayana Guest

    | I typically use multiple partitions but not due to any misguided concern
    | over recoverability--I generall have several operating systems that I
    | might want to use from time to time.

    So you really do believe that if you lose Windows
    on C drive then you'll also lose any data on D and
    E drive data partitions? That needs to be clarified so
    as not to mislead people. *You don't lose such a
    partition if you lose C drive. That's the whole point
    of partitioning. They're treated as though they
    were separate disks.*

    Do you understand what I mean by a partition?
    I'm not talking about folders. A primary or logical partition
    used for data, aside from the OS, which then shows
    up as D drive, E drive, etc.. I'm not necessarily
    talking about multi-boot. It could be one OS with one
    or more data partitions. Either way, **you won't lose the
    whole disk if you have to overwrite or delete C drive. You
    only lose C drive.**

    If you've never even used data partitions then you
    might want to test out what I'm saying before jumping
    to conclusions. Extra data partitions can actually be
    quite handy. And it might save you from losing mulitple
    GBs of photos one of these days. :)
     
    Mayayana, Mar 17, 2014
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  3. Mick

    J. Clarke Guest

    That depends on why I lost Windows. I would certainly not count on
    other partitions being unaffected.
    So? They are just bits on a disk. What wipes one set of bits can as
    easily wipe another.
    Yes, child, I understand, probably far better than you do.
    So? I do not see "overwriting or deleting C drive" as a likely event,
    and if I need to do so that is a far, far, far greater hassle than
    restoring data from a backup.
    I don't find them to be so. And yes, little boy, I was using them
    before you were born and in fact before there was such a thing as a
    microcmputer.
     
    J. Clarke, Mar 17, 2014
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  4. Mick

    Eric Stevens Guest

    You can't.
    You have a drive which in it's previous life is about to fail.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 18, 2014
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  5. Mick

    Guest Guest

    nothing whoosh about it. it's a stupid comparison.
    i don't respond to every post, and it may seem to work, for now.

    the chances of additional problems are *very* high. ps7 came out a
    decade before win7 did.

    maybe he'll be lucky. maybe he won't.

    unlike you, i try to solve a problem *correctly*, not some lame ass
    hackjob.

    if he wants a proper solution, he knows what to do. if he wants to play
    the odds, he can do that too.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  6. Mick

    Guest Guest

    i used to partition and it's a waste of time except in very specific
    use cases which very few people encounter, such as software development
    and needing to boot one of multiple systems.

    with usb sticks being as cheap as they are, it's much easier to just
    boot off of one of those instead of a partition in the event you need
    an alternate system.
    sometimes, but most of the time it just wastes space. invariably, one
    partition is too big and the other too small and you have to move stuff
    back and forth, or you repartition the whole thing.
    it won't do any such thing. anything important is always backed up so
    all you need to do is restore whatever is lost.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  7. Mick

    Guest Guest

    that's my point. the registry is a mess.
    which you replace with a drive that isn't about to fail, namely a new
    drive which you restore from your backup.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  8. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    Not half as stupid as using a "most people" argument.

    Do you really think people don't notice that when logic has proven you
    wrong, you come out with a "most people" irrelevancy.
    I forgot, you can never be wrong.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
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  9. Mick

    Mayayana Guest

    | > So you really do believe that if you lose Windows
    | > on C drive then you'll also lose any data on D and
    | > E drive data partitions?
    |
    | That depends on why I lost Windows. I would certainly not count on
    | other partitions being unaffected.
    |

    You'd make a good lawyer. :) But that's close enough.
    There's only so long we can argue about whether a partition
    is a partition. Anyone who wants to know more about the
    pros and cons of partitioning can do their own research and
    reach their own conclusions.
     
    Mayayana, Mar 18, 2014
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  10. Mick

    Guest Guest

    that is true.

    what they'll find is that it's nearly always not worth the hassles.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  11. Mick

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I was not talking about a mechanical failure but a system failure,
    wherein the software on the drive is about to tie itself in a knot.
    Copying that software back on to either the original physical drive or
    on to a new physical drive still leaves you with a drive, the software
    on which is about to tie itself in a knot.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 18, 2014
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  12. Mick

    Guest Guest

    this is about backups.

    the situation you describe is entirely different. for that, you need to
    fix the existing system, which could be any number of solutions from
    diagnosing it and fixing the actual problem to a full reinstall or even
    a restore from a backup made before the problem happened. most of the
    time people just nuke and repave but that's rarely the optimal choice.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  13. Mick

    Savageduck Guest

    Damn! and here was I thinking this was all about trying to figure out
    how to get PS 7.0 to run on a W7 machine and save files.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 18, 2014
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  14. Mick

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Your flash of insight has finally led you to what I was talking about.
    When my existing system is of doubtful quality the last thing I want
    to do is reinstate it as it was before the failure.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 18, 2014
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  15. Mick

    Guest Guest

    it's two different failure modes. don't confuse the two.

    you first complained about backups taking up lots of space. then you
    decided that a backup was not going to fix your problem, so why does
    that space matter? you won't be using it anyway.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  16. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    Wrong again.
    What hassles. I need to know hat hassles I had with my office machine,
    which had five partitioned drives. Oh! yes, I forgot to mention that I
    had four machines networked, three of which had three partitions. Mine
    had five. They worked seamlessly. Wow! I missed al those headaches. I
    should have hired someone to force those hassles.
    Did I mention they were Ms-dos. Later they were upgraded to Windows.
    (I forget which version.)
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
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  17. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    It was until someone mentioned that partitioning wouldn't work.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
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  18. Mick

    Guest Guest

    i already explained multiple times. try to keep up.
    ms-dos??? i guess you missed the part where i said modern operating
    systems. if you have to go back to the days of ms-dos, you're really
    grasping.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  19. Mick

    Guest Guest

    i didn't say it wouldn't work. stop lying. i said it was the wrong
    solution, and it most certainly is.

    ps7 was never qualified to run on win7 because win7 wasn't even on the
    drawing board when ps7 came out.

    if someone wants to use untested software, go for it, but that's just
    foolish. it might seem to work for now, but how do you know what works
    and what doesn't? what happens if some filter or other function fails?

    as i said, he might luck out and not run into a problem, but then
    again, he might not luck out.

    it's *not* a supported configuration. period.
     
    Guest, Mar 18, 2014
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  20. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    weasling again. the issue ws a solution for the OP. Partitioning worked
    just fine, despite you rant.
    amazingly you respond to every post, until you are asked a direct
    question. Then the evasion begins. When that doesn't work, silence.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
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