TIPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR COMPUTER
up everything you do on your computer to both the hard drive and a disk -- you never know when your system might crash on you.
Don't just dump a bunch of junk into your
directory -- use one drive for program files and one drive for working documents.
Set up folders in your
program so you can sort incoming e-mail -- either according to what you have to do to it or by subject.
Go through your disks and hard drive at least once a year -- discard any obsolete programs and
files that you don't need anymore.
copy of all of your passwords, program installation codes, hardware serial numbers, and other vital information for fast access.
Avoid using cryptic
to name your files -- you should be able to immediately recognize what a document is from the file label.
Develop a standard method for
files -- author, document name, date, and version -- both computer files and hard copies.
Organize the files in your computer to match your paper
system -- use the same categories, sub-categories, and file names.