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Remember What Files Are For What

If you’re like most PC users you have thousands of files all over your computer in different directories.  When it comes time to do maintenance on your PC and clean up some of those files you probably don’t remember what is what.  In fact I know myself that I will download a bunch of utility programs and have no idea what they are for.  Here is a tip that will allow you to recall what those files are month or years down the line.  *Keep in mind this is a pro-active tip.

In this instance I downloaded System Information for Windows v1.70 which is an executable file.  Well, what if I forget what the heck it is?  Just right click on the program icon Properties Summary.  Now enter in relevant information regarding the program click Apply then OK.

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Now when you go back to that program you will have detail on what it is.  This will work with PDF, Excel, Word, Text files, etc.  You can even write a reminder in the “summary” field for a shortcut as shown below.

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What type of organization tips do you use to keep track of all your documents?

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/15/07

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