Originally Posted by britnkaysmemaw2
I sort mine by site, and then by designers. Sometimes, like the colab kits, I break down by both designers and elements, papers, etc. It all gets very overwhelming at times doesn't it?
I had been sorting mine by site too, then with folders for each designers.
Collabs I keep in a folder from the site I purchased.
Then (and still) I started to back up all my files and burn to DVD.
While I feel good about the archiving, it is killing my organizational system.
So now I have one big folder for all my new supplies and organize by designer and collab. I am actually in the process of separating out things like actions, styles, and brushes, so that I can actually find them. (My PS likes to crash and I lose the brushes and styles I use all the time)
I kept all my zipped files for a long time. Then I decided that I spend all this time up front organizing, so I dont want to have to do that again if I lose something. Now I delete the zips and copy my supplies to DVD each month.
This is actually helping me to use more of my kits, instead of spending the time looking for that perfect little staple or some brush I know I have somewhere.
It is a good time to for you to back up all your files.
(ever time dh decides to upgrade my system, I lose stuff -- dont forget to back up your fonts too)