RE: Reorganizing file directories

Subject: RE: Reorganizing file directories
From: "Johnson, Tom" <TJohnson -at- starcutter -dot- com>
To: "Jeff Scattini" <jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 12:57:36 -0400

Why? It sounds like a lot of busy work to me, but it can be done. How you go about it will depend on what type of files are there. For instance, Frame could have cross references and links to and from those files. In that case, moving stuff around can create a nightmarish scenario. It's something you need to think through before you start shoving stuff around. Of course, you might find nothing is linked and you won't have any problems. Fat chance!

Come up with a migration plan and be prepared

You might want to consider leaving everything where it's at and start parking anything new in a new neatly subdivided directory. You could even make the old directories read-only and force people to use the new ones.

Tom Johnson
Technical Writer
tjohnson -at- starcutter -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
Jeff Scattini wrote:

My new contract wants me to re-organize and condense two file
directories. Each directory is used indiscriminately by all members of
the group. The goal is to collapse the two directories into one
directory and give the group guidelines on where and how to save their

Does anyone have ideas for resources?


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