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    I'm trying to help two of my staff with their NVQ3 unit on pharmacy IT. One of the questions they have is "Describe the range of problems that may occur when you are maintaining file structures." I consider myself to be reasonably computer-literate but I don't even know what that means, let alone how to answer it. Can anyone help?

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    Re: NVQ3 question

    basic problems:

    data corruption through hardware failure (eg hard disk failure, computer crash etc) - partially mitigated through use of backup devices (eg CD-RW, DVD-RW, RAID arrays, tape backup etc)

    software problems - not allowing you to access the system - mitigated by having regular software updates and robust IT support.

    Intrusion by hackers / malicious software - mitigated by having security software eg firewalls and antivirus software.
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      Re: NVQ3 question

      Wonder if it means file structures as in keeping a hard disk organised with folders with further nested sub-folders?

      This approach makes it easy to find stuff, easy to backup and easy to spring-clean when deletion time arrives.

      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../filemgmt.mspx
      Last edited by Pharmanaut; 4, October 2008, 07:16 PM. Reason: added link to example
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        Re: NVQ3 question

        Originally posted by Pharmanaut View Post
        Wonder if it means file structures as in keeping a hard disk organised with folders with further nested sub-folders?

        This approach makes it easy to find stuff, easy to backup and easy to spring-clean when deletion time arrives.

        http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../filemgmt.mspx
        This makes sense, thank you - so what problems could arise?

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