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December 28, 2012 10:42 AM Subscribe
Is there a program that will help me locate/tag/organize files on our server?
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have inherited ten years' worth of content and collateral that's scattered across multiple drives, with zero consistency in naming conventions. This includes photos, docs and (perhaps most crucial in the short-term) InDesign files. Most of this stuff is on our (Windows-based) server.
Example: Salesperson One needs (at the last minute, naturally) a presentation that is similar to something done a few years ago. They *might* have a printout of a pdf. IF the (recently terminated) graphics person DID save the files, they could be on the Sales drive. Or the Marketing Drive. They could be in a folder called "Events," or one called "2009" or any one of the hundreds and thousands of folders and subfolders. Right now I'm the person people come running to, and am acting as liaison to our freelance graphics person.
This is not my primary responsibility but I would be GOLDEN if I could find a solution to this and it would save me hours a week trying frantically to locate files that may or may not exist. Something that does not involve the IT "DEPARTMENT" is best.
For my own primary responsibilities, I'd love to be able to cross-reference things like photos so they are tagged by their actual location and then by things like "beach" or whatever. Suggestions for designing a logical organization system would be great, too. Windows search is nigh onto useless.
Please help, MeFi. And thanks so much.