Your method worked.I deleted Drive A:/ as drive for export and import leaving field blank.
Now I go to file and select download and it comes up with Drive A: as before and my A: Drive began to click.
However, when I canceled the download my computer came up in a new window with words Desktop in the window.I don't recollect but I think the words save in appeared as you said it would.
Then if I clicked on the options for Desktop, it came up with a list of the drives on my computer that I could select.
I then clicked on D:/ which is my DVD Drive and when I clicked on it I was informed to put a disk in Drive D: for download.
I guess the key to this whole operation was to leave the fields blank for import/export.After doing this I again went back to tools and preferences and it no longer offered me the option of selecting the drive to be used for import/export.
I would assume that to import the backup of the CD-Rom I would merely place it in the local CD-Rom Drive C: rather than on Drive D: where it was created.
I am out of my experience level here but guess I will just have to dive in and see what happens.
Incidentally, I went to Family Search and the only option it offered to me was a free download of PAF and there appeared to be no updates listed that I could find.
I have a DVD-RW Drive (E:) on my computer which I have never used but only have a couple disks for it.I am inclined to think that my DVD Drive (D:) would be a better choice for creation of a PAF backup.If I place the backup disk in standard Drive (C:) what can I expect to happen?If I want to create a GEDCOM file will it operate the same way as backup described above.
Sorry to bother you but I am uncertain at this point as my whole perspective has changed.To the better I hope.