As you probably know, I’ve been using the simple 4-folders filing system during this summer. With time, I have tweaked the whole system to improve its efficiency, and simplifying the GUI.
THE OLD VERSION
Some time ago I showed you a Digital filing system based on 4 main folders: inbox, read, work, archive.
THE NEW VERSION
The new variant of the system only uses 3 directories: inbox, work, archive.
The read folder was unnecessary. The whole system is much more flexible now.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
INBOX here you store files for a determined amount of time. empty daily
WORK information and creations of work, hobbies, jobs, school, etc.
ARCHIVE contains files I want to keep stored on my Hard Disk.
Possible subdirectories for Archive can be:
AUDIO for your music
DOCS for your documents
PICS for your pictures
MOVIES for your favorite movies
PRACTICAL STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR FILES
1) Delete everything that is unnecessary from your hard disk first
2) Move your files into the 3 main folders
3) Sort your files in the subfolders (only if you created them)
The organization of sub-folders is based on YOUR personal needs.
in any case, remember that the simpler the filing system is, the easier it is to find the files