Copying Folders

by Joe Waters

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A friend has asked for a copy of the Multi Pad files in the Tyros3. For this task, we'll show you how you can copy these files to a folder on your USB drive. From there you can move them to your PC, zip up the folder, and email the zip file. You could do the same thing, of course, with Tyros3 styles, but be aware that these will not play on earlier generation keyboards. The opposite is not true; you can play styles from earlier keyboards on the Tyros3 and the Tyros3 styles will work fine on the Tyros4 and Tyros5.

MAIN screen shwoing DreamyBallad loadedHere we are at the MAIN screen with the DreamyBallad style loaded. We want to get to the Multi Pads, so press the [E] button to open the MULTI PAD display screen. Alternatively, on the keyboard panel, you could press the [SELECT] key located in the MULTI PAD CONTOL section to open up the MULTI PAD display screen.

MULTIPAD screen showing COPY optionThe MULTI PAD screen opens up showing the currently select Multi Pad, BrassChords2. Select the COPY option, which will open up the COPY prompt box at the bottom of the screen asking you to select the files and/or folders to be copied to the clipboard. All of the Multi Pads are in the top-level "MULTI PAD" folder. In this screen shot, you are on the second page, P2. If you browsed through all the pages, you would find that there are 123 preset Multi Pads shown in 13 pages.

MULTPAD screen with all files selected for the COPY optionYou want all of these files, but you don't want to go through and select them all one by one. Fortunately, there is an ALL option that you can choose. When you do, all of the files in the folder, in this case, the top-level MULTI PAD folder, are selected. You can now select OK to copy all of these files to the clipboard.

MULTIPAD screen creating new folder in USB1 areaYou want to move the files to the USB drive, so [TAB] over from the PRESET area to the USB1 area. Continuing from our earlier examples, there are two folders shown on the USB drive, Ballad and ExFiles. Instead of pasting all of the Multi Pad files at the "root" level of the drive, let's create a folder to put these files in. Select the FOLDER option to create a new folder.

Naming the new folder in the MULTIPAD screenThis opens up the NEW FOLDER name input box with the default name of "NewFolder". I deleted these characters by using the DELETE button and replaced them with a simple "MP" name -- short, but still descriptive -- and then pressed the OK button.

Selecting and opening new folder from MULTIPAD screenThe MULTI PAD display screen now shows the new folder we just created as well as the two previous folders. Select the new folder by pressing the [C] key, which will automatically open the "MP" folder.

view of new - empty - folder in MULTIPAD ScreenSince this is a new folder, it is, of course, still empty. Notice, however, that the PASTE option is available. That's because the Multi Pads we copied are all still sitting on the clipboard. We complete the copy operation now by selecting the PASTE option with the [4B] button.

message alerting user not to turn off power while paste operation is in progressA message pops up explaining that the paste operation is now underway and warning you not to turn off the power while the keyboard is trying to write information to your USB drive. Interrupting the process before it completes will mess up the file directory and you may not then be able to get to your data.

View of new folder with all multipads copied to it.When the paste operation is complete, the MULTI PAD display screen will now show you all those Multi Pads in the "MP" folder on the USB drive. You could check through some of the pages to see that all the files are there.

 

MULTIPAD screen 2nd view optionNotice that the VIEW option is also available from the MULTI PAD display screen. Select this option and you will be able to more quickly assure yourself that all the Multi Pads are there.

MULTIPAD screen showing options to page up/page downI pressed the [J] button to jump to the end of the list. You can see that the cursor, represented as a box drawn around the Multi Pad number and name, is now on Multi Pad number 123, XmasLoops. You can press the [ENTER] key to select this Multi-Pad.

Note that a new EDIT option can be seen in this View.

MULTIPAD screen with XmasLoops pad highlighted That EDIT option is also available in the standard 10-file display screen shown here. Pressing the VIEW option toggles between the two different views. But what is it that you can edit? Let's find out. With the XmasLoops Multi Pad selected, press the EDIT option.

 

MULTIPAD EDIT screen for the four parts of the XmasLoops padThis opens up the MULTI PAD EDIT screen. Every Multi Pad file contains four individual Multi Pads. Each of these can have a unique name. The MULTI PAD EDIT screen displays the name for each of the four Multi Pads in the XmasLoops Multi Pad file. You can select the NAME option and change the names given to each Multi Pad if you like.

MULTIPAD EDIT screen renaming one of the 4 pad namesThis EDIT option is also available in the REGISTRATION display screen where you can view, and edit, the names associated with the eight individual registration memory buttons in a given registration bank. Editing the names in a registration bank is more useful since these names will display on the MAIN screen when you select one of the registration memory buttons. See the Registration lessons for more details on registration memory files and buttons. I don't see where the names of the Multi Pad buttons ever appear other than in this edit box.

What's Next

OK, all of the preset Multi Pad files are now in this MP folder on your USB drive. You can now move your USB drive to your computer and zip up that folder. See the lesson on File Compression if you need help understanding how to zip or unzip a file. In the next lesson, we'll discuss how you would download files from the internet so that you can take advantage of all the free resources on this, and other, web sites.

 



 

This page updated on March 2, 2016 .