Tip of the Day - File organization

We often create folders to contain a set of organized folders.  For instance, we can create a folder called "Pictures" and have many picture folders inside, or a folder called "Music" and have folders inside that are albums.

When we want to organize some of these folders, we will usually create a folder called "organize" or "sort me."  Something to let us know the content needs to be sorted.

Next time you create a folder like that, call the folder "0rganize."  Use the number 0 instead of the letter o.  It looks almost identical, but because of the zero it will come up first in the list of folders.

About McKay Christensen

After having lived in Oregon, Alaska, and China for the past 10 years doing landscape design and English teaching, I have returned to my home state of Utah and currently work for a growing tech company.

In my free time I enjoy working on my website where I post tutorials and reviews (and anything else I think is geeky) and I also like to write songs for my Super English Kid Youtube channel.

My favorite things to do include anything with my wife and son. Hiking, camping, and photography (or anything else outdoors). Playing Ultimate Frisbee or Ping Pong. Listening to 60s, 70s, or 80s, music. 

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  1. I do this for all of my pictures.

    I have my main picture file and within that each file represents a month. Each Month file is titled as follows: 2010 (year) 12(month) Family (description). This allows all of my pictures to be grouped in chronological order. I do this with events that have a lot of pictures. One of my files titles is: 2010 11 Thanksgiving.

    I know if I used a photo organizer program of some sort it would automatically do this (because each picture has a date stamp on it)...but I don't.

    I know that it created 12 or more files a year, but at least I know where every single photo is.

  2. That is definitely a great way to do it. Pretty similar how I do it as well. I also use Picasa which is an amazing (and free) program.

  3. That's a great tip. I've never been focused on my files until I recently started organizing them. I've ran across this guide: and since I all ready own the software, I started to do it, and that is when I realized in what a big mess my files were! Now everything is much clearer and simpler to find :D


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