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How to Properly Organize Your Flash Drive (As a Student)

Nowadays, the existence of diskettes are already obsolete and Jurassic. I remembered before in high school, I usually carry these bunch of diskettes just to save files. Also during my first year in college, a 64MB flash drive is already powerful enough. But look at now, after 3 years, we now have 1GB to 2GB flash disks which are way too economical already. I could even remember one of my friends buying a 64MB flash disk for 4000PhP!!! That’s way too expensive dude! A 1GB flash disk nowadays runs for about 900 to 1200PhP only. Anybody could afford it already. But the question is not about being able to afford one. It’s about maximizing and optimizing the use of your flash disk, how to organize it properly and categorize your files so that you won’t be lost when finding stuffs that you need. So allow me to share how I organize my files and folders properly.

Now, as a student, I organize my files and folders this way.

Step #1: Organize your files according to the following sections: Academics, Documents, Images, Installers, and Temp:

Step #2: What do you put inside your Academics folder? These are the subjects that you are taking for the current semester or school year. You need to put anything related to your subjects here like assignment, notes, lab exercises, research, etcetera. This is how mine looks:

Step #3: Next is the Documents folder. This is where you would be putting anything that you found, downloaded, lyrics, resources, reference e-books, or any document in general not related to your academics. Remember that the files under this folder are the ones that you frequently use or documents that you think are too important to be deleted or those that may be helpful for future uses.

Step #4: Another important section would be the images folder. I’m sure most of us are saving photos of ourselves, our friends, our families, our favorite actor/actress, and any other images. You can also subdivide it into categories like what I did with mine. Here’ how it looks:

Step #5: I consider this as the most important folder in my flash disk, the Installers folder. This is where you would be putting all of your installers. I’ll be making another blog post for my suggested installers that you should be carrying on your flash disk. 🙂

Step #6: Lastly, the Temp folder. This is where you would be putting all of the temporary files or unsorted files. I subdivided it into three folders. The Archives folder is where you would be putting unsorted files in your flash disk or the files that you aren’t sure to delete yet. The Incoming folder is where you would be putting new files that you have downloaded or copied from another PC. The reason for this is so that you would be aware of what’s new in your flash disk and you could probably organize it later on in your home PC. This is some sort of “control” of your files. The Outgoing folder is where you would put files that you will be giving out. Like for example, your friend sought for your help in his project. You can put the that project in the outgoing folder so that you would know that this folder is to be disregarded after it will be delivered to your friend.

Organizing your flash disk is very important. Although it has so many subfolders but you need to have it since it would avoid confusion or possible rogue files and makes searching files on your flash disks easier.

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