Organization refers to the process of providing structure or order to a collection of items so the items can be quickly and easily found or used. If your question relates to files, use the specific [file-organization] tag. If your question relates to organization charts, use the [chart] tag. If ...

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Picasa-like icon manager/organizer for OS X

I'm looking for a program (preferably free) that will allow me to manage, organize, tag, etc. my collection of icons (in ICNS format). Something similar to what Picasa and iPhoto do for normal ...
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How to back up song ratings in iTunes?

How can I back up my song ratings (0-5 stars) in iTunes? In what file(s) are they stored? Options Keep iTunes Media folder organized and Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library are ...
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Best text documents organizer for linux? [closed]

I am looking for something to organize information I have in text files. My hdd is full of text files containing email logins, cpanel logins, urls, and things like that and it's getting harder to find ...
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Outlook 2007: Categorize incoming mails by sender

Is there a simple way to assign email senders into categories so that all mails are grouped in the same way? For example I want all mails from my friends go into the "Friends" group, all Mails from ...
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iTunes: How do you manage your Singles?

I am having a tough time getting some kind of organization to happen with my singles in itunes. I enjoy electronic music and ultimately have a tons of songs that have been released as singles and ...
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Is there a way to change the way flip3d displays?

I'm curious if there is a way to get Win7's native flip 3d to display more like Expose or a ring switcher? It would improve my workflow drastically if I could more clearly see all my windows at ...
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Is installing programs outside of the default 'Program Files' directory wise?

For example, if I were to break up applications in such a way that games go to C:\Games\, development ones go to C:\Dev and etc, is this wise? I know that it can be done and is quite a common ...
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Software to pre-organize presentation materials

Before creating a complex presentation files I usually do some research, collecting materials from many sources, trying to come up with topics, subtopics and overall structure. So far I'm doing it in ...
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emacs equivalent of Xcode's #pragma mark?

I'm coming to emacs from Xcode. An Xcode feature I really like is the ability to type the lines #pragma mark - #pragma mark Section Heading Name to mark the subsequent part of my code as belonging ...
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Outlook 2010 Advanced Conversations Options

Is there anyway to expand on the conversation functionality in Outlook 2010? For example, add emails to a conversation group etc. A simular question has been posted here.
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Windows Explorer replacement which allows creating custom file properties

I'm looking for a Windows Explorer replacement that has the following feature in some way or another: The ability to create custom properties for files. by saying properties, I refer to fields like ...
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Why did iTunes put some songs on an album under “Compilations”?

I added a new album to my iTunes library. 15 of the 17 tracks are listed under "Compilations" in the artist browser, while the other 2 are listed under the artist's name. I tried renaming the Artist ...
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How can I configure Windows Media Player to manage my music library?

I'm currently using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 Ultimate. I was using iTunes, but since I got my Android phone, I got rid of my iPod and uninstalled iTunes. I'm trying to do things like keep ...
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File store organisation

I've a sizeable collection of files (installation binaries, archives, etc - not "document" or multimedia) that is barely manageable and it is often difficult locate what I want, especially as some fit ...
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Outlook 2010: Viewing all messages in sub folders in the containing folder?

I have rules set up in Outlook 2010 to move a copy of an email from a particular person to a particular subfolder of a folder i.e. I have folder Team with subfolders, Joe, Mark, Nige and Becky. A ...
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View largest files on computer

I'm using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, and have had success with Tree File size, but I'm looking for a way to scan the hard drive and list the largest files, not necessarily the folder sizes, but by ...
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Editable year planner

Can anyone recommend any freeware/shareware for creating an editable year planner? - or just a regular calendar program which has a mechanism for displaying a whole year at a time. EDIT: Ok, I'll ...
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Organising photos using Picasa

I am kind of confused by Picasa's photo organisation system which involves albums on one hand and folders plus collections on the other. Does anyone have a good system for using these to keep ...
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How are Linux files and applications organized?

I'm a newbie Linux (Ubuntu) user and I'll like to know if someone can give some advices of where to install stuff, which folders don't touch, which is the meaning of each folder and so on. My first ...
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Set first image as folder preview in Windows 7

I am trying to customize the way image folders appear in Win7 explorer, but I can't seem to get it under control. Is there a way to force it to always pick the first image in the folder as the ...
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Cable management techniques [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to declutter and organize the cables on and under my desk? How do you manage the giant jungle of cables behind your PC? When you have 2 or more PCs next to each ...
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Is there a better way to organize my downloads?

I'm a download pack-rat and have a large collection of downloaded files including software, music, videos, books, magazines and research papers. I'm looking for a better way to manage all of it. ...
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Auto-close lots and lots of Windows

I have this problem: I am working a lot on a computer, most of the day and night, and this results in my desktop having lots of windows opened, 70-100 usually, so I have to close all the windows I ...
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How can I organize movies, with IMDB import and fields for tags? [closed]

How can I organize movies on Windows? Features wanted: IMDB import fields: director, genre, year, actors,... covers manage DVD / BD / ripped AVIs, MKV moving/renaming files according fields I ...
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Which is the best way to organize your Bills , Invoices etc online

I am very much dis-organized sort of person. usually when ever i have any important piece of paper , letter , document , bill . i forgot or throw it and sometime when i need it years later then i ...
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Sort downloads by domain name automatically, in Firefox?

Is there a way to force images and executables to automatically download into separate folders in Firefox? I found this extension, but it doesn't work when I right-click-->save image as
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Outlook keyboard shortcut to move message to a different folder

I am trying to organize my inbox and move my messages to certain folders. Is there a keyboard shortcut I can set up like: CRTL + 1 : Personal Folder CRTL + 2 : Task 1 Folder CRTL + 3 : Task 2 ...
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Organize Firefox bookmarks

I have over 100 bookmark URLs in a firefox bookmark folder. Is there any tool to organize them more easily than with the build-in Bookmark Organizer? I'm looking for a drag&drop editor.
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Thousands of images, date based directory structure - how?

I have thousands of images dumped into one big directory. Most images have an file name according to YYYY-MM-DD-misc-keyword.ext. I would now like to create a directory structure where each directory ...
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Collaborative photo sharing and tagging

Our family has about 300 GB of JPEG photos in total, spread across various hard drives in various countries. We'd like to have a solution to share and tag photos with the following features: Photos ...
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Is there any software or plugin I can use to manage my pdf books?

I have many pdf books, and I want to get them managed like a book shelf, but I can not find a good software on linux for such pdf management. Maybe a firefox like "bookmarks" management will be ...
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Organizing Mac desktop icons

My Mac desktop is a mess, and there's only one piece of software that I envy Windows users for - Bumptop. What software would you suggest for Mac desktop organization?
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Looking for good Inbox management methodology

I get a couple of hundred emails a day for work. Many are part of an email conversation that spans several days or even weeks, so I'm loathe to just delete them outright, as I might need them for ...
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iPhone Organization

More of a preference thing than anything, but is it possible to make the artists have numbers as the starting character show up before the artists with A as the first character? Seems like a lot of ...
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Tag files and archives for easy easy access and search in Windows 7

Is there a tool that lets you tag things, so that you can find or organize stuff easily? I have a bunch of folders containing zip and rar files. Most of the zip and rar files contain photos. Is there ...
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Software to tame my collection of files [closed]

I have more than 500 GB worth of data on my local and network drives. It is somewhat organized, but finding a particular resource can be problematic at times: did I put that educational video on c# in ...
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Making gvim 'instance-only'

I want to make gvim be 'instance-only', i.e., know of an option or something that opens the file as a tab on my already-open gvim instance instead of opening a new one. Example to clarify: suppose I ...
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Remembering window's location and desktops on Mac OS X

When I use my Mac, I like have a standard windows organization to do my Work: I put 4 consoles opened side by side on console 1 I put Safari in other Mail and iCal in another TextMate on other etc ...
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What's a good way for organizing PDF documents on Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a good way to manage a lot of PDF documents (e.g. papers, ebooks) on Windows. Ideally I'm looking for a Windows version of the great Mac app Yep. I've looked quite a bit and haven't ...
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High Level Start Menu or Dock Category Recommendations

After installing a lot of programs, my start menu on the windows and doc on mac collects to many object for visual control. So, organizing folder and placing (or installing) programs into these start ...
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Best way to organize lots and lots of media files?

I have lots and lots of media files. About 6TB spanned across 10 physical hard drives on a personal file server. Security is not a major issue, but is being handled via other means. These files ...
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Increase limit of bookmark folders in Firefox?

In Firefox 3, when you click the bookmark star to choose a Folder, you only get a list of the top 5 used folders. Is there a way to increase this limit to 10 or 15?, since I have lots of bookmark ...
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How can I remove certain icons that I don't use in the Control panel from view?

How can I remove certain icons that I don't use in the Control panel from view? My control panel is fairly cluttered up and I would like to fix this.
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Import and Export of Metadata in Photo Organizing Software

Can someone speak to the import/export process between photo organizing softwares? I'm thinking of investing in Photoshop Elements and want to finally do my photo library justice by ...
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When should I put programs in “Program Files” and when “Program Files (x86)”?

I'm using Vista, and installers often choose one of the two "Program Files" folders (regular or (x86).) When I have the choice (i.e., there is no installer) how should I choose? Does it ever matter? ...
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Managing genres in mp3 files

I have over 20k MP3s which have been run through MusicBrainz Picard a while ago to consistentify the artists/track details. However, I have inconsistent genres and would like a way to scan all files ...
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What is the best way to Organize MP3s, Photos and Videos?

Do you just use a standard directory structure? Do you use tools to help rename/move files?
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How can I get virtual desktops (like Mac's Spaces) on my Windows 7 machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the multiple desktop utility you suggest for Windows? Virtual desktop (alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,...) like Linux on Windows 7 I make much use of ctrl-arrows to new ...