My personal files are all over the place, so you can understand my attraction to J.D. Before I go too crazy, I wanted to think through my two primary file trees:
First is my “Filing Cabinet”. This is used for recent, current, reference, or other files I want “near to hand”. Things like bank statements, current tax year files, templates, software licenses, etc.
Second is “The Attic”, which is used for putting stuff away “for good”. These files are things I want to keep, but don’t want cluttering up search results or otherwise getting in my way. But, I want to be able to get at them if needed. They can be less organized than the Filing Cabinet simply because I rarely look there and when I do it’s often via search (using FoxTrot Pro).
J.D. has me wondering if I just find a way to combine them. The biggest hurdle is that The Attic is on an external drive and the Filing Cabinet is on the internal. I like it this way because the backup routine is different and I’m not weighed down by a bunch of local files I almost never use.
I’d like to avoid creating a bunch of symlinks because that way lies madness, in my experience.
If I do split them, is it 2 “projects”? e.g. “100 Filing Cabinet” and “200 The Attic” ?
Happy to hear how others might approach this.