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Transfer Files between the TI-83 Plus and Your PC

After you’ve connected the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator to your computer, the TI Device Explorer program housed in TI Connect can transfer files between the two devices. This allows you to archive calculator files on your computer.

To transfer files between your calculator and PC, start the TI Connect software and click the TI Device Explorer program. A directory appears, listing the files on your computer. Expanding this directory works the same as on your computer.

When transferring files, you’re usually interested in transferring the files housed in the in the following directories: Graph Database, List, Matrix, Picture, and Program. If any of these directories don’t appear on-screen, that means no files are housed in that directory.

To copy or move files from your calculator to your PC, highlight the files you want to transfer, click Action, and select either Copy to PC or Move to PC. When the Browse for Folder window appears, select the location to which your files will be transferred and click OK.

To copy files to the calculator from a PC running Windows, you don’t need to be in the TI Device Explorer program. Just open Windows Explorer, highlight the files you want to copy, right-click the highlighted files, select Send To, and click Connected TI Device.

When asked if you want the files sent to RAM or Archive, select RAM. Files stored in the Archive memory of the calculator cannot be executed or edited. Directions for transferring files from a Macintosh to the calculator can be found in the TI Device Explorer Help menu.

The Help menu in TI Device Explorer is packed with useful information. In it you will find directions for editing and deleting calculator files and directions for backing up all files on your calculator.

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