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Organisation of my wayward files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by aqua43, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Basically in my home everything is in it's place
    My pc has just got worse over the years though Stuff everywhere.
    Ok my photos videos etc of family are all neatly sorted and backed up.
    But its all the OTHER stuff emails I think I really must keep but never need These 100 articiles I find on my tablet but decide are clearer to read on my pc So email myself the link
    The interesting stuff I find on the net and save just in case

    Do I chuck it all and start again? Put it all in a folde called ????

    Any ideas would be great Getting older now and need simple stuff lol

    What do you do?:confused:
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    This might be missing the point, so apologies if that's the case - but within my in box I set up a folder called "Archive" within which I have sub-folders such as 'family' 'shopping' 'holiday' etc ...

    Is that an option?

    Richard
     
  3. rainforest123

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    I like Richard's suggestion.

    For your non email files, how about creating a folder on your C: called: Miscellaneous
    or simply stuff. You cojuld put the folder in "My Documents" if you visit that folder frequently. You could put the folder on your desktop, or simply put th eloose files on your desktop.

    Please run the forum's system info utility & post the results.
    http://forums.techguy.org/personal-news-announcements/948490-tsg-system-information-utility.html

    Your account profile notes Vista.

    RF123
     
  4. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Sounds a good idea.I try not to have too many sub folders though.
     
  5. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replying. You can't see my desktop for files that's why I need help lol.
    I have windows 7. Much prefer vista.
     
  6. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3839 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 1419298 MB, Free - 1227624 MB; D: Total - 11397 MB, Free - 1384 MB; F: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 271674 MB; G: Total - 715227 MB, Free - 499415 MB;
    Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2A99
    Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
     
  7. rainforest123

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    Please elaborate. I do not understand.

    edit:
    Do you mean that your desktop wallpaper / background can not be seen because you have a lot of files saved to your desktop?

    end edit

    Thanks for providing your system info.

    RF123
     
  8. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Basically I have so many files on my desktop for easy access to I cant see my desktop lol Hoping for tips from you guys to stop me losing them
     
  9. rainforest123

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    Copy them to a flash drive & an optical disk to decrease the likelihood of file loss.

    Data backup is your friend.

    Then move them to a different folder;
    Or create a new folder on your desktop; then copy your files to that folder.


    RF123
     
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