How to organize?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLikeMySelf, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. iLikeMySelf macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Four years ago I bought the iMac I am using right now, I was a PC user (actually used Macs in the 90s) and I never knew if I was doing things properly.
    Since I am buying a new iMAc next week I need to know how to organize folders.

    In my current iMac I have all my applications in the applications folder, I think that is ok.
    But for example, for my Photoshop and Flash projects I have made a folder in the Macintosh HD with my name and inside that folder I have many other folders.
    How should I organize my work? Should I put them in the documents folder or what?
    Thank you
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    For OS X, it doesn't matter how you organize them. Just organize them in the way you want. I like having a clean computer so I keep my photos on Photos folder, music in Music folder etc...
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I for myself don't really use the Pictures, Movies and Documents folders, unless applications put their **** there.
    I just use the Desktop and have my own folders on there, thus I have them always in view. Sometimes it gets a bit clustered, but a quick sorting will remedy that.

    I have folders for documents, personal ones or manuals or anything readable. Then I have a work related folder and some others which change due to different workflows. Temporary files also get moved to the Desktop, after I'm done with them, I just delete them.

    Anyways, I keep all of my stuff in my Home folder, nothing outside of it.
  4. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    CMD + Space is your new best friend.

    Put files anywhere and just invoke the above and begin typing any part of the filename.

    Personally, I use Documents and Evernote. My Documents is symlink(ed) to my Dropbox account for seamless backup.

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