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Comparisons / Organising Files, back ups, etc
« on: May 22, 2007, 10:39:53 PM »
ok, wasnt sure where to put this subject so thought id stick it here.

was just wondering how people go about organising both their working and unused files. i am currently undertaking the tumultuous task of reorganising, backing up to cd / dvd and deleting files from my hard drive. Having only had a computer since the final quarter of 2nd year my biggest problem has been locating files and trying to decipher one file from another. I have some assignments spread over my hard drive, portable hard drive and numerous cds. As you can imagine this makes my work much harder!

So what are people doing to keep their files organised?

At the moment I am organising my folders into year/semester/subject/assignment#/program etc to keep everything nice and neat. I also make folders with all of the images/video/audio etc that any of my editing programs will be referencing. And a folder for my final submission and rationale.

Id like to compress most of my stuff and burn it onto cd/dvd to give me some space on my computer. Any pros or cons to saving my work this way? Should I invest in a big portable hard drive (my current one is only 30gig) and store my stuff there instead to avoid accidental data loss because of a scratched cd etc?

What do you do to keep your files organised?

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