File Names | Organizing Goddess

Too Many Tabs

There is a great internet meme that has been floating around for a while: “My mind is like an internet browser. 17 tabs are open, 4 of them are frozen, and I don’t know where the music is coming from.” I think of this meme whenever I am working with a client who has a lot of tabs open. These clients may also have multiple Word documents or Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations open and unsaved. They are also likely…

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Keeping Electronic Files and Folders in Order

Those of you who, like me, came of age just when personal computers came on the market will remember when file names were limited to eight characters. For example, you might give a list of charitable expenses for last year’s tax return a name like “CHARXP22”. It could be challenging to make sense of these names when you looked at them months or years later. Happily, those limitations are long gone. We can have much longer names and we can…

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