Organizing Computer Files and Folders
them organized? Today I will share my thoughts on a system that I use and like for
organizing computer files and folders. It’s extremely easy and fairly quick to start.
First, let’s start with the folders. The folders on a computer system are perfect to
categorize your files. If you don’t already have your files divided by category, then
start by creating new folders with different category types. Perhaps you need a work
folder to keep everything pertaining to work in. You may want to keep a recipe
folder to keep any recipes you find online. It’s very important when creating your
folders to give them appropriate names. Don’t use initials or nicknames, simply
because doing so will make searching for files more difficult down the road.
the files you already have. Look through them and start de-cluttering! If there are
old, unused files on your computer go ahead and delete them. Now you can begin
sorting your files into the appropriate folder. If you find a document that doesn’t fit
into any of your categories, don’t hesitate to create a new folder that will fit. Don’t
stick a file into a folder that it doesn’t belong in! Just like the folders, make sure your
documents and files have appropriate names. You need to be able to look at a
document name and from that name know exactly what that document contains.
Now, what about those files that you don’t feel you can delete yet, but you don’t really use on a regular basis? You can create a folder specifically for those types of files, and this will really help to keep your regular files “thinner”, or more clean.
Anytime you create a new file, simply put it into the appropriate category, and your
computer files will stay nice and organized! What’d I tell you? Easy.
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