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Chapter 6. Organizing Your Work > Tips from the Windows Pros: Organizing Your F...

Tips from the Windows Pros: Organizing Your Files

Telling other people how to organize their computers is about as invasive and ineffective as telling them how to arrange their pantries or closets. Everyone's style is different, and it evolves over time. If you have a long history with PCs, you likely have had numerous strategies that evolve to follow the technology. One year you're keeping all your important data on floppies. The next year, it's on Zip disks. This year it's across the LAN or in Web folders, offsite. With the drop in hard drive prices and increase in capacities, it's now very practical to sport multiple drives and partitions on a single machine, so your storage options are myriad.

Then, there are all the approaches for arranging your Desktop, folders, Start menus, Quick Launch items, and so forth. Here are some tips for keeping your work straight and your apps flying as well as increasing your overall computing efficiency in Windows 2000 Professional:


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