• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Creating Folders

Here are a few tips for organizing your files and folders:

Use My Documents. Use My Documents as the root folder for all your personal folders and documents, for the reasons given in “Saving Documents” in Chapter 6.

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.

Ignore file types. Store all related documents in the same project folder regardless of the programs that created them.

Reduce clutter. Don’t store documents on the desktop. Reserve your desktop for only shortcuts to your pending projects. In general, don’t put anything—even shortcuts—in the root C:\ folder.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint