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    help organizing

    Well i'm in the procress of getting a new computer and external hard drive, what't the best way to organize all my digi scrapbooking stuff. I feel like now it's so hard to find things. Any ideas? Someone help!


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    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?


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    Quote Originally Posted by britnkaysmemaw2 View Post
    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.

    Good Luck!
    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)



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    Well, all this talk of organizing prompted me to spend most of the day backing up all my files onto CD's. I know they say to use DVD's, but my DH bought CD's by accident, so I used them for now and will transfer later. At least everything is backed up for right now.


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    I really need to back my Scrapping stuff to CD .... saying that, DVD would be better .... I must have well over 200G of stuff and that would be an awful lot of CDs.

    On the organization side I have site folders filled with Designer folders and then a folder for each kit. I am currently trying to tag all the kits and I'm using Vista's Photo Gallery that came with my PC for that one .... this is taking an awful long time though LOL. When all the hard work is done I will be able to type in a word that I have used to tag my stuff - I.E. frame ... and get every frame up that I have. I add the designer to the file name if they have not already done so.
    Last edited by Muma; 08-22-2008 at 07:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muma View Post
    I really need to back my Scrapping stuff to CD .... saying that, DVD would be better .... I must have well over 200G of stuff and that would be an awful lot of CDs.

    On the organization side I have site folders filled with Designer folders and then a folder for each kit. I am currently trying to tag all the kits and I'm using Vista's Photo Gallery that came with my PC for that one .... this is taking an awful long time though LOL. When all the hard work is done I will be able to type in a word that I have used to tag my stuff - I.E. frame ... and get every frame up that I have. I add the designer to the file name if they have not already done so.
    Wow, you mean there is something Vista is realy good for, lol. I don't like using my laptop because it has vista, and I just can't get used to it. Sounds like the photo gallery is great for organizing though. Maybe I will have to break down and force myself to use it.


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    Just fell like I can't find anything, do you keep your zipped files, or only unzipped?


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    I keep my zipped files in a separate folder and then I keep a copy of all the zipped files on an EHD that is only for the zip files.

    The rest of my stuff I could use some help with myself!

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    I never keep my zip files, but thinking on that, it might be a good idea to keep them in a totally separate place like Mel does.


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    Does anyone here use Picasa? I've downloaded it, but have no idea how to use it. I thought it is supposed to be really helpful in organizing. I would like to be able to search by store, designer, color, specific type of ellement, etc., but I can't figure out how to create tags. Any help would be appreciated.

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