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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Lightroom 5, photo order is wrong in Develop mode

When in Develop mode, my opened Catalog or simply imported photos, are not displayed in order. I am trying to find a "Sort by Name" or similar like I have in Windows, but I cant find it. This is ...
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Linux command line/app to compare sets of folders against one another

I have many photos organised in folders. I also have an "Uncategorised" folder for photos before they are organised. I've found that many (but not all) photos in Uncategorised have now been organised ...
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Convention / File Hierarchy for Compiling Source

Background: I have been compiling a lot of source code lately and I am hoping to learn of a convention to organize source code / compiled output. As an example, I have been statically compiling ...
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How to include all Vim config files in some folder?

I want to reorganization my vim directory to be like this: - dotfiles |- vim | |- config | | |- global | | | |- basic.vim | | | |... | | |- plugins | | | |- ctrl-p.vim | ...
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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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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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Windows Explorer Folder Groups Toggle Collapse

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for "Expand All Groups / Collapse All Groups" in Windows 7 Explorer? In Explorer their is not a shortcut listed. Does one already exist that I haven't ...
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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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A streamlined method to organize files and folders?

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 ...
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How to organize folders automatically into groups of a hundred?

I have hundreds of folders on drive A that I want to migrate to drive B. Within the drive B root, I want the folders from drive A to be put inside folders that themselves each contain 100 folders. How ...
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Organization charts in Visio 2013

I am creating an org chart in Visio 2013 from an excel file . I have linked external data to shapes so I see the external data at the bottom of the screen. If I change the external data in excel and ...
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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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Visio 2010 Organization chart

I'm looking to build an org chart in Visio 2010 by using data from excel. There are many tutorials about this, so this part is pretty easy. My question is, is there a way to create automatic ...
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Whats a tag based file organizer? [closed]

I'm finishing professional school and over the years have acquired a pile of notes and articles that I'd like to hang onto. I'd like to add to them and create sort of an archive of article and files ...
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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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Archiving your mails with Thunderbird

I use Mozilla Thunderbird since years now. I read some articles about how to organize your mailbox most efficiently for freelancers and got an quite good-working approach for me now. I leave ...
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Index/Organize/Label documents

I have many pdf/djvu documents, and I'm looking for the best way to organize them (in Windows). Say I have 3 books: "Traveling to the Past", "Nice Robots" and "Robots from the Future", and I want to ...
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Group windows so that they minimize and restore together?

Suppose I arrange four windows on two monitors, two on each, so that all 4 are visible. Then I go to other windows, or view the desktop. Normally, if I switch to one of the original four windows from ...
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What kind of software would I use for tracking/managing dues payments?

I'm a member of a small-but-not-too-small organization, in which members pay monthly dues. At the moment, our treasurer uses a simple Excel spreadsheet with no automation for tracking dues, with some ...
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Software to manage service commitments?

I work with an organization that does a lot of volunteer service work and need a solution to the following problems that I considered using a spreadsheet for but would like additional suggestions. *2 ...
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dynamiclinkmediaserver folder in ~/Documents from Lightroom

Every time I view a video in Lightroom 4, it creates an empty folder in ~/Documents called "Adobe" with the folder "dynamiclinkmediaserver" inside. This is very annoying because I would like to keep ...
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In Outlook 2010, is there any way to disable the “Quick Click” for categorization?

I really like categorization in Outlook 2010. However, my instinct is to always left-click on the categories column, which always triggers a "Quick Click" action and sets the category to whatever the ...
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Is it possible to set up separate Multilevel lists in Word?

I'm using Word 2010 and am not all that familiar with Multilevel lists. Now suddenly, I think I'm needing two sets of Multilevel lists in the same document. The document is a style guide, which is ...
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What's the best way to manage a large font collection?

I have a good many fonts (I'm a bit of a dafont.com junkie), which slow my computer down a great deal when opening Photoshop, Word etc. I just tried to open Character Map and it took about 2 minutes ...
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CD Key and License Key Organizer [closed]

Is there an application or something that nicely will organize all my CD/Lics in a nice format other then using Excel? Right now I keep them all in notepad and text files.
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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 for scientific project organization with file preview and literature integration

I realize that questions similar to this one have been asked before but I have not yet found a good solution for my particular problem. I am looking for a software that allows me to organize results ...
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Moving files inside my NTFS partition is as slow as copying them. What could be the cause of this?

I'm trying to tidy up my folders and files on one of my NTFS formatted external hard drives, a 2TB Western Digital Elements drive. When trying to move files from one folder to the other, the process ...
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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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Password management at an organization [closed]

In my company we have a largish number of secure logins, currently all stored in a single KeePass database which some of us share the keys to. We'd like to have a more fine-grained, identity-based ...
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How can I permanently divide / separate files, folders, and shortcuts on Windows 7 desktop? [duplicate]

Basically I want to devote a flexible, visibly divided fraction of my screen to each type of icon visible on the Desktop (files, folders, shortcuts). What will I (or someone much more skilled than I ...
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What is the best flow diagram if you have multiple processes and projects tied together like so

I have used flow charts in school and in an attempt to create a less generic chart, I figured I will share the processes and data I wish to organize.. see what ideas are available for this complex ...
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some ...
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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 ...
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In search of a tool to help me organize open windows based on tasks

I've always wanted a product where I can group running programs together. Say I'm working on 3 separate tasks at the same time and I have multiple programs running to facilitate the completion of ...
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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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Manage Large E-Book Archive

I have a very large e-book archive (approx. 1TB) including various file formats eg. PDF, DJVU, MOBI and EPUB. I put them in different folders by subject eg. Engineering, Programming etc. But after ...
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Organization: Ways to link/group documents with emails?

I like keeping my stuff organized, but short of printing everything out and keeping it in an actual file cabinet, I've never figured out a good way to link/group document files with related emails. ...
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Do you know a tool for media sorting/reformating? [closed]

I have a fairly decent amount of videos and music (legally acquired, of course :)) and I usually maintain them by hand. Lately, I have grown bored of having to do that manually when a computer would ...
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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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I need a tool that can organize my time and manage my tasks [closed]

Ok so I am really swamped at work, and need a tool that keep tracks of what I did and what I didn't. I need the tool to do the following: I need that tool to set priorities on my tasks. Some tasks ...
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Are SATA,USB, Ethernet, mouse, keyboard, serial/parallel ports connected to Southbridge via PCI bus?

From Wikipedia: I was wondering how to understand the right-down corner of the picture? Are SATA,USB, Ethernet, mouse, keyboard, and serial/parallel ports connected to Southbridge via PCI bus? In ...
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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 bookmarks, quotes, ideas and mockups?

I am not sure if I will ever come across one uniquely fitting paradigm/application for organizing the ideas and projects in my life - both professional and personal. I've tried with a combination of ...
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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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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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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 to add tags to mp3 files to make them searchable by tag and combinations of tags?

I have a collection of mp3s where each one is described with a series of 1-6 words that describe the characteristics of the song. Currently, I have merely added these words to the end of the file's ...
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Organization chart using Active Directory

Is there any tool which can depict Organization chart using data pulled from Active Directory. I am looking for portable thick client which can run on Windows.