I'm struggling with hard drive clutter. I think part of my problem is that over the years, I have not forced myself to come to grips with Windows "Libraries" or even just come up with a consistent way of storing my documents. Ever since the days of "My Documents", I've always sort of forged my own path. And then when "Libraries" came out, I kind of ignored them, too.
But my brilliance really hasn't worked well for me in all these years, and now I find it difficult to find things on two different computers and all my iDevices. Oh, and forget it if I want to create a document on my desktop computer and open it later on my laptop!
And that's the reason for this. I want to put most of my stuff into a cloud. Whether it's a commercial solution or something I build myself will just have to be figured out later. Right now I just want to tame the paperless beast that I have on my hands.
For the questions below, please consider "Libraries" to be the actual feature by that name that came with Windows 7 and later.
Please consider "Documents" (with a capital D) to refer to the special Windows folder by that name, and please consider "documents" (with a lowercase d) to include the files that you might open in an application, such as an office document, a website "source code" file or file structure, a photo or video edit session (including any sidecar files created by the application), music file projects (including audio tracks of your amazing Duet for Uke and Piano), user-created photos/videos, or artwork (both "source" files and finished renders).
In preparation to "cloudify" my documents, I ask you Windows users:
- Do you use the Windows Documents folder, have you set up Libraries of your own, or have you found a better way to organize your document files on Windows?
- Do you do it the same way on your desktop and laptop computers? Please clarify.
- Does your way work well for a cloud solution such as Dropbox or iCloud?
Thanks in advance!