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Organizing Photos and Documents on computer

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Re: Organizing Photos and Documents on computer

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 12:35PM GMT
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To quote from an earlier post of mine on this subject:
". . . I try to always give it a good descriptive file name. If you have multiple pages or photos all connected, put them in their own folder, also with a descriptive name. That way if for some reason you don't go back to finish the project, someone else will know what it is. I have a lot of photos un-captioned, but the file and folder names tell most of the story."

For genealogy, I set up folders with the surnames of my great-grand-parents. That is 8 folders plus a Misc. Then you can add sub-folders or special topics as needed. I don't depend on a particular program to keep track of the files, just Windows. That way, also, these files are automatically backed-up with everything else. No extra steps needed.

You could always copy the genealogy stuff on to a thumb drive or memory card to take with you, if you can't lug the whole computer around.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
1981val 10 Jun 2012 8:39PM GMT 
RichardPeters... 17 Jun 2012 6:35PM GMT 
Rayburn Clipp... 8 Sep 2012 6:22PM GMT 
Janet_Parmer 16 May 2013 7:45PM GMT 
2101bob 4 Oct 2012 10:42AM GMT 
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