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Files and Folders: Start Here

Does this look familiar?

 If you cannot tell what’s in the file from reading the file name, then you need to improve the way you name your files. This guide is designed to teach how to create a procedure for naming your files and folders so you can find your stuff. Developing the procedure takes a bit of thinking.

How many files?

How are they related?

How many levels of folders is too many?

For how long are these files going to be relevant?

Start thinking!

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