Saving Your Work You can find the save commands under the file menu. This saves the file that is currently active in the editor window. If you want to save all files that are part of your project use the Save All command under the file menu. Save often so that you do not lose much of your work should a computer lock up or the power fail. At Saint Vincent College we suggest that you save your files on your personal M drive. Note that there is a separate Save Workspace command under the file menu. This saves the information about what is in your workspace. If you simply close Visual C++ without explicitly saving your workspace information, it will by default ask you if you want to save this information.
You might wish to copy your files to another drive in case the originals are somehow damaged. You can use My Computer to copy the desired files. (For example, use edit, copy and then edit, paste.) You only need to copy your .cpp and .h files for console applications. The workspace, project, and other associated files can be recreated if need be.
On a homework assignment it is important not to leave your .cpp and .h files behind on a public drive where others can see them. Files saved on your M drive are pretty safe from the view of others.