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  1. #1
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    How do you organize your data on your computer?

    I am interested to know how you organize your files on your computer?

    How many people allways store favorites with a Capital letter and how many people use a Capital letter to begin the name of a file?
    Do you use abbreviation or do you allways write the full name out?

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    Let's see.. I have the following hard drive letters:

    C: For Windows XP
    D: For Schoolwork that I do on the computer and stuff for work.
    E: is for Programs
    F: is my stuff. ie. php scripts, pictures, etc.
    G: "Backup". Here I store ISO images of all programs I have.
    H: My Mp3's go here.
    K: It's a blank 60GB hdd.

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    Allowing for typing Errors, yes, I do use Capital to start with and proper nouns - some abbreviations, but only the normal ones, if I made them up I would forget what it meant myself

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    thats interesting, I was wondering if people ever were in the habit of storing files as all lowercase letters?

    eg.

    My file
    My pictures
    Freds barbeque
    as opposed to
    myfile
    mypictures
    fredsbbq
    and so on?

    Seems I might be the odd one out?

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    i used to be all proper like and had to capitalize the first letter, but not anymore. All lower case and if i dont run them all together, i add an underscore.... my_file, my_pictures, etc.

    Since this pc started out to be my kids computer (until mine died), i have one folder on the desktop labeled "mom's". Inside that are dozens of folders, some have more folders inside of them, and some just have files, pictures, text, whatever...
    g.
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    most of my files are abreviated and lowercase. rarely do I throw in an underscore or a dash

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    I have everything partitioned as well...

    C: WinXP
    D: Virtual Memory
    E: Applications
    F: Games
    G: Dev (sites I'm working on & work related stuff)
    H: Archives (saved programs, zips, etc)
    I: MP3s
    J: Temp Files

    As far as favorites are concerned, I have everything sorted by topic. And sites that I visit on daily basis, are in a folder called "Regulars".

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    hmm interesting. So I'm not the only one who started to fed up with Capitalising the first letter of everything all the time?

    I just wondered what was correct grammar and correct office protocol?

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    I've just got 1 partition - C:

    Music: C:\dcshare\
    My code: C:\vcpp\
    Programs: C:\program files\
    Other stuff: C:\documents and settings\matt\desktop\
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    If you keep stuff in different partitions, your C: partition wont be fragmented as much.

    That's why I keep everything that updates requently (virtual memory, temp files, and my dev files). That way C: wont have a high percentage of fragments - which means less time for defragging.

  11. #11
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    thats a good point, I hadn't though of it from that point of view before. learn something new every day around here.

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