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Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software
|German term or phrase: freigeschaltetes Laufwerk|
|"Betrieb der freigeschalteten Laufwerke"|
This is the title of some company-internal procedure instructions on "Diskettenschutz".
Does "freigeschaltet" mean those drives that are not integrated in the PC itself?
When I recently opened an online banking account with a German bank, I had to fill out some forms before the account was *freigeschaltet*
Maybe this would work here too.
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Only an educated guess I'm afraid. I would assume that "freigeschaltet" is "enabled", as in a drive which ahs been released for read/write activities!
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"operation of enabled drives"
A "drive" can be within the same machine, but this is not necessarily the case (for instance, a connected [=mapped] storage resource on the network is also referred to as a "drive"). Judging from the context given, I'd say that this does in fact refer to the built-in diskette drive; in this context, "freigeschaltet" refers to drives that are enabled. (Note that drives may be disabled for security reasons, e.g. under WinNT or Win2k - diskettes are a prime source of virus infections...)
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