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DISPLAY OF FILE NAMES FROM A FLOPPY DISK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026642D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electronic reprographic system employing a hard disk as the principal memory source, and with a disk drive for a floppy disk to enable loading and unloading of data to and from the hard disk, each file on a floppy disk is identified by a name which is contained in a section of the disk known as the disk directory.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DISPLAY OF FILE NAMES FROM A FLOPPY DISK U.S. C1.355/202 Paul D. Caseiras
Joseph F. Gorzka

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03G 21/00

In an electronic reprographic system employing a hard disk as the principal memory source, and with a disk drive for a floppy disk to enable loading and unloading of data to and from the hard disk, each file on a floppy disk is identified by a name which is contained in a section of the disk known as the disk directory.

It is proposed that a method for viewing the file names contained within the floppy disk directory, through the video display of the user interface attached to the electronic reprographic system, be provided for the user. Such a directory listing feature would allow the copier user to determine if the files that are needed are available on the floppy disk present in the drive, much in the manner that a user may display the directory of a floppy disk on the display of a personal computer.

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