I realize that users here are very savvy and I'm looking for a better way to organize my files.
Currently I have two very important folders that are filled up with a ton of files which makes it super hard to track a file down.
I have a documents folder which contains an upwards of 5,000 or so documents. I use this to keep my school work, work-related documents, personal documents, and even a few dozen eBooks I get from dropbox. The files are either in PDF, doc(x), .pages, or PSDs, there might be a few powerpoints and keynotes but not too many.
So I have no idea where to start to organize all this. I thought organizing it chronologically or alphabetically might help, but usually some stuff is copied over all at once so the modification date changes and I get lost or the name contains non-alphabetic characters like "_" or "@" and numbers as well.
If you're organizing files a certain way, I would like to know.
Edit: I'm on a Mac, but spotlight's no good if I can't remember the file's name. :/
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