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Organizing Computer Files

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As you’re getting organized, finding digital resources, and scanning memorabilia, you might want to organize your computer and/or USB Drive. Perhaps you’d like to create a specific PAL folder? Perhaps you’re scans are going to your Downloads folder and you want to be able to access them in this PAL folder or on your desktop? Organizing your computer files might be a great way for you to keep everything together and on track!

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Mac Computers: Creating Folders and Moving Documents

Below are resources on how to create folders on your Mac and how to transfer your documents from one place to another.

PC: Creating Folders and Moving Documents
To Create A Folder:
  1. Right click on an empty part of your desktop.
  2. Click “New.”
  3. Click “Folder.”
  4. Name your folder.
  5. You can then find your folder on your desktop. If you click on the folder, you can repeat Steps 1-3, but within this folder rather than the desktop. This would create further organization within your PAL folder should you want to break it up by decade, project, chapter year, etc.

Please Note: You can also repeat Steps 1-3 within your USB Drive folder should you be using one.

For a brief video tutorial, please see “How do I create a new folder in Windows 10.”

To Move Files:

Please see the video tutorial called, “How To Move Files and Pictures From Downloads Folder To Other Folders on Windows 10.” 

Please Note: This video is specific to moving files from your Downloads folder, but the method is the same regardless of where the file is originially.

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