My documents folder is where all your files and folders are stored that you have actually created. It contains a My Music folder, My videos folder, My pictures folder, and so on. All of these folders are the default storage space for a particular file type. For example any picture you want to save will be put into my picture folder which is located in my documents. In later versions of Windows the pictures folder is located in your user folder.
Unfortunately sometimes not all files go to the right folders and this is why we have to organize files in the my documents folder. People get lazy and just save files in the closest folder they can find. However when everything is in its right spot it is so much easier to find when you need it.
Here is a quick video on how to organize your my documents folder..
- My documents folder should contain all the files that you personally create. There should be no exceptions. It is not good to store files and folders directly on to c: drive.
- To view your computer files in a folder by the date they were last modified, open a folder and on the View menu click Details. On the top of the column, click Date Modified.
- Choose to Arrange by File type to put all the similar computer files together. This is handy when you want to move files around as it makes it easy to select them all together.
- If you’re backing up your information to a CD or DVD, be sure to create labels for your CDs that in some way describe their contents. For example, you might title the CD “2007 backup of my documents” or be more specific with something like “2007 Email contacts, my docs, xmas photos, resume, downloads”
- After you delete an email, be sure to also clear out the deleted folder.
- In Microsoft Word, you can change the default folder to where files will be saved.
On the Tools menu, click Options, and click File Locations
In the list, click Documents, and then navigate to your main directory; in this example, C:/My Documents/word documents
Here’s a fun way to organize your folders and it looks great too..