Set File Management Goals

The practical, orderly side of me wants to get straight to the step-by-step details of managing files. But first, let’s talk about you.

Why invest your time managing digital files when it would be easier to just toss everything onto the desktop, or leave things where they are already? I see three possibilities:

  • You want quick access to important files, such as those for projects you’re actively working on.

  • You want to be able to find anything on your computer or mobile device without hunting and pecking through folder hierarchies to do it. Or, perhaps you need to make sure someone else can access your files easily.

  • You want to reduce clutter, archive old files, and ease any mental anxiety that comes from working in ...

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