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File Organization - Start Organizing!

The last three articles in this

The last three articles in this series about file organization have included disk drives, drive letters, files and directories. Now that the groundwork has been laid it is time to move into the last step – organizing your files. Taking the skills that have been introduced and adding in some guidelines and suggestions organizing your files should be a snap!

First, you need to know that there is no right or wrong way to organize your files. What works for one person may not work for another person. My recommendation is to try to organize your files in a manner that make finding and backing up quicker and easier for you.

Suggestions:

Examples: (Taken from how I organize files)

On my desktop I have several folders – work, games and applications. These folders hold shortcuts to my most used work files along with shortcuts to my games and applications. You know the shortcuts that applications install on your desktop – instead of deleting a move them into a folder so that you have them if you need them but they are not cluttering up the desktop.

At the root of my C: drive I have a folder called downloads which holds the files that I download off the Internet. I keep these files separate from my main files as they don’t always need to be backed up as they often are system updates and patches.

Also at the root I have directory called work where I organize my remaining files into subdirectories which include: (not a complete list)

Now you have all the skills and knowledge, along with some suggestion, on how to organize you hard drive, directories and files. Start organizing!  

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