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Keep old folders when you archive your data

Before archiving data to a CD/DVD, save the list of file names in a text file.

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I like to structure my data in folders with names such as "My Documents 2005." Before archiving up my data to a CD/DVD, I use dir /s and redirect output to a text file. This saves the list of file names in a text file. I then burn the folder contents to a CD/DVD. Then, I erase contents of archived folders to save disk space but, I don't erase root folders. Instead, I keep empty root folders and a text file with file names in them. This way, when I remember that I had something saved somewhere, I can search these folders and text files in them without the need to dig out old CDs/DVDs. Having these folders in sight helps me visually remember things I would otherwise forget.

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