Organizing your digital photos is so important. Too often I see people who have major computer problems and think that everything is backed up only to find that their digital photos were so spread out on their computer that the only had a portion of them backed up.
Many people simply copy their digital photos onto their computer wherever a given piece of software puts them and they have no idea where that is. These notes will help you setup a system for managing your digital photos so they will be easy to find and backup even without programs like Picasa.
Here are a few links that will help you:
In order to find your photos, you must establish a good filing system on your computer. The system you choose depends on you and how you use your digital camera.
If you take pictures of family and events, you may prefer to organize your photos by date, person or event. If you shoot nature and wildlife then you may choose to organize by animal, flower or location.
How your computer’s drive hierarchy works:
A: is always your floppy drive
B: is never present because it is your second floppy drive (you probably don’t even have an A:)
C: is your computer’s main hard drive
The next letters are assigned by next available letter in the following order hard drives, CD/DVD drives, removable drives.
To rename a folder or a file – click on it once then press the F2 key. Rename the file then press ENTER on your keyboard.
There is no limit to the number of sub-folders that can be contained within a folder.