hello there...

iam a noob linux
iam in the begining of my studies in this enviroment..
i do not have already install linux..
but i boot backtrack 3 with a cd..
i have already crack my own wireless..but i have some questions...
every time i write the pakets to a file....(wep.cap)
when i restart the computer i can not find it...
can i do something to save it to my computer?
i need to save also the steps that i follow when i try to crack the wep(mine)...so i print screen the things that i want t o save.. but i can not find them later when i log in after a while...
how can i save all of this things..
sorry for the noob question