I'm very interested in hearing fellow Mac users and how you guys organize your files. For example, are all your files neatly organized within folders under your documents section or are you the type of person that leaves all files under the documents area just for the finding? Perhaps you have things color coordinated, or some sort of system where files and/or folders are under specific categories such as school, work, family, vacation..Hell, you may leave all your files on your desktop! (Gasp.) ...Or none at all. Foremost, the reason I'm starting up this post is to potentially hear some great ideas concerning the best methods to organize files and access them quick-li-er. Quicker. _____________________________________________________________________ As of right now I have, a mess. Not in the sense that my files are cluttered up or unorganized; in fact the opposite, my files are all in appropiate folders, though kinda all over the place. Instead of explaining too much I've taken a few photos. Simply put, my final thought about all my files and folders seem like a drag and I having to open the finder to grab a file simply cause they're not all in the same place. 1. Sometimes, I'll be working on projects and create folders to house even if its just one document. But personally, try to keep my desktop completely empty. Here's the link: 2. Documents: I'm sure some people have nothing but files and no documents in here, I think I did for a good while when I first got my Mac, but then wanted some organization and create these folders thinking since they'd be more organized i'd go into them more easily knowing what to look for. Don't get me wrong; if I need an essay for my Anthro class i know to click on college>spring semester>file...but I never go in it. Spotlight's my best friend here instead. Here's the link: 3. Deeper in the folders under College I have things according to semesters, in case I need something from months or years before. But as I said, I never go in there unless I really need to and I can't find it through spotlight. But don't get the impression I think Spotlight has solved all my problems. These folders within folders still exist and can't help but feel a bit lazier and "un-motivated" to go in there. I think i'm now coming to a realization as to "why the hell do I have these folders organized like this?" Here's the link: 4. Again, here even deeper. Hardly go in there. Just doesn't seem to help. The link: 5. Projects Tab/Folder: I create this in hopes of a place where I could drag folders that I would need in the coming week, or just soon. My mentality went like this, a place to house all my folders (with documents & files within in) but also a place (projects folder/tab) to house folders i'll be needing soon...but again, I hardly use the damn projects folder. Link: But enough about me. Your methods?