Hi everyone. I am new here and this is my first post. Sadly I have a feeling this may be a dumb question , but then again it may not . Something to take into account before you reply: Before I start I would just like to mention that I am having some health issues right now and need to take some very strong meds. They are making it very hard for me to think clearly right now. So if I come across dense in any way, please take this in consideration. I really am not dense at all. Been using Macs a while and feel at home with most stuff. I'm just a bit stalled right now because of the above and look to you clever people for some help if you would be kind enough to give it. What I need to do I want to rebuild my iMac and get shot of a load of useless stuff I have acquired recently. Tried normal removal procedures and tidying measures, but it seems to me that it would take me less time to start fresh than to continue picking the thing apart. Why is it in this state? Well while sick, I got this new Mac, was overwhelmed by the speed and the child in my 47 year old body ran riot trying stuff out.. Don't worry, I intend to sit in front of a mirror and give him a stern talking too How I am proceeding Today I started making a few written plans, as I normally would if I were to rebuild a computers software from scratch, to make sure that when I do it that there are no stupid mistakes. As a result, I now know what apps I want to use and what I don't, along with a whole bunch of other stuff that came out of planning this way. While working this out I got to Document Management. A thought sprang to mind about how I store my documents. For years I have come up with schemes to create folder structures in the Documents folder and they have never really been satisfactory. Then I remembered something Steve Jobs said a while back when he was showing Lion off for the first time I think. Didn't he mention Autosaving as a new feature? It is Lion I am using. I didn't follow that too close at the time, because as I said, I am at home with file management, but the idea of it alone got me thinking about a possibility that could solve all of my gripes about my previous folder structures and right now my mind is trying to think it though, but has got stuck. Keep in mind, I don't particularly want to use autosave as such, but if you were a total newbie, I could see autosaving could be a godsend. That is if it were a system that lets you create a document that is file managed for you. That sort of thing would let you think about the content and not have to worry about making sure it were saved in the right place until you really got to grips with how the Mac works. I know my father struggled with the concept of file management when he went to windows for the first time, so I have seen the situation first hand and know it can be overwhelming. But I digress. I may have misunderstood the feature, but if it were as I surmised above, would that not mean there was a documents folder with files in it rather than structured folders with separate file types in them? The thing in my head: Like I said I don't want to use autosave, it was just the catalyst for what I am now wondering about. I have a file server that is backed up and looks after my archives. No worries there at all. But I wondered if (with what I have said above in mind) for day to day use, would there be anything wrong with not using sub folders in my docs folder? So whatever file I'm working on, whatever app I am using to create it, what if I saved the files direct to the root of the Documents folder. The effect would be a documents folder that could have many hundreds, or perhaps thousands of files sat in it only ordered by the type of sort I use Ridiculous, it would be chaos I hear you cry! But I would Tag the files so searching would work well if I want to find a file, or files of a particular kind. Couldn't I smart folders for example? Wouldn't that be a more intelligent way to look for stuff? So what is wrong... or right... with this approach? What have I missed? Is there a limit to the number of files in a folder, or anything like that which might prohibit this approach? Have missed something crucial? Final apologies Sorry this is long, but in my drug addled brain it's really difficult to stop going round and around questions like this. Diazapam and Morphine (amongst many other meds) make thinking, a lot like wading through syrup in badly fitting wellington boots so I really could use your help. I suspect there will be a few will jump on this without having read my post fully and give me answers I have already considered, but whatever the thoughts I would appreciate them. My hope is that some of you will really get under the skin of this and give me the answer I need. I am not planning to proceed with this for another week or so as I am not really well enough right now, but I thought I would ask and see what you guys think. MacRumors is brill by the way and particularly the forums. I have followed the site and hovered about for years. Now I take the next step Happy New Year to all! and thank you in advance.. Ade..