How to most efficiently reorganize a filing system?
July 26, 2006 12:18 PM Subscribe
I am looking for a resource or advice on organizing files and folders on a shared hard drive. I am faced with 12 GB of files that need to be reorganized - many files and folders are out-of-date, irrelevant, or obsolete, and many were created by people who no longer work at my company for projects that are no longer active. I'm hoping to hear about a strategy that helps me methodically organize all of this data, archiving what's no longer needed and coming up with an intuitive filing system for what is.
posted by pants to computers & internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My methods so far have been too haphazard - for example, I'll go through every Excel file or every PDF in a subdirectory, then move on to another file type. I have ended up with folders called "archive" in every directory, some with a couple files and some with hundreds. There are lots of different versions of documents saved in different formats, filenames, folders, with no consistency. Followers of 43folders/GTD/lifehacks... I'm looking for strategies but I'll accept tactics too!