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Creating Folders

Here are a few ground rules for creating folder structure:

  • You don’t have to use My Documents as the root folder for your personal folders and documents, but it’s the best choice because it’s easy to open—via the Start menu, task pane, or Open and Save dialog boxes, for example. It’s also easier to back up a centralized My Documents folder tree than folders scattered all over your drives. (By the way, you can rename My Documents as you would any folder.)

  • Go ahead and nest folders deeply. If you create a shallow or “flat” folder structure, you’re forced to use long, descriptive filenames rather than succinct ones. A flat structure also makes you fill folders with so many subfolders that it’s hard to discern the structure quickly.


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