How to Organize Old Computer Files and Folders

Sample electronic file structure

The average worker loses now over two hours looking for misplaced documents and emails on their computer and over 95% of the data receive is in electronic form. Creating a paperless office can be a difficult challenge when your electronic directory is not organized and you don’t trust your electronic filing system. Here is information on how to create an organized system of managing your electronic documents to improve data efficiency.

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Keep Your Computer Organized

We use computers often, and we most likely store many files on them, so it is important to keep everything organized. This article will go over all the ways to store and sort files to avoid potential issues.

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a project based file structure

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your computer is a mess. You’ve got files all over your desktop, a Downloads folder crammed with app installers from two years ago, and who knows where the file that Jason from Billings needed yesterday is. Let’s look at how to fix it.

Your first priority, then, is to implement a system you can actually stick to. I want you to go and look in your closet; if everything is neatly organized, great, you can start with the advanced stuff. On the other hand, if you can’t even keep your shirts and your socks separate, then you need to start with a really simple set up that you’ll be able to stick to. Remember, like with any goal—and we’ve got a full guide to goal setting you should check out—consistency is the most important thing. You can add more complexity later.

With that out of the way, are you ready to learn about organizing folders? Let’s get started.

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