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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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Daureen Nesdill
My office is in the Faculty Center (1705U) located on the first floor in the west entrance of the J. Willard Marriott Library.

My phone number is 801-585-5975. My office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. Please call or email first to make sure I'm available.

Data management, University and federal policies, repositories, campus storage options, research posters and electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are my primary responsibilities.
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