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Resolution to Reality:  Declutter Your PC/Mac in 4 Easy Steps
 

Resolution to Reality: Declutter Your PC/Mac in 4 Easy Steps

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Has your computer, shared drive and cloud-based storage world become a mess of lost files, duplicate documents, and missing information.

Do you find yourself spending more and more time looking for that one picture? one document? A digital declutter can help organize your PC, your mind and speed up your computer.

In this course, you will learn:

How to easily dedupe your files
Organize your files so they can be located quickly
Tips on how to keep yourself organized for the future
How to ensure you do not lose your files, music and photos.
About the Instructor:
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service. When she is not playing with gadgets and gizmos, she enjoys diving and kayaking.

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  • Hello!Introduction!! Who Am I???If you are like me you want to kick off the New Year Right! You want to be organized, efficient and get things done quickly. Decluttering your PC can help you achieve this goal.
  • Why Declutter?Its distractingCluttered house = cluttered mind.It will stamper your creativity and create a barrier to successFind the Quality in what you own. Be able to find the treasures. It’s hard to know what you own when its buried with a million other things or stuffed into an overfilled drawer or closetAn organized place with give you peace of mind and a sense of self-satisfaction. Don’t “dread” looking into drawers or around your house.Set about decluttering in an organized manner & set small goals- bouncing from one place to another will lead to nothing being completed.Set a goal (a folder, a type of file, a year)Create a vision in your head on how you want the space to look – - How are you going to access this stuff? By Year, By Name? By Album?
  • Good: HOA2011, Christmas2011Bad: Stuff, Pictures

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  • RESOLUTION TO REALITY: DECLUTTER YOUR PC/MAC IN 4 EASY STEPS Instructor: Diana SilveiraPresident, Novare Library Services
  • Image from http://de-stress4life.com/2011/05/30/less-mess-less-stress/
  • ORGANIZE
  • AGENDA Organize Purge Changes Prevent
  • PICK A FOLDER OR FILE TYPE
  • ORGANIZE
  • CREATE FOLDERS Right Click on Desktop (or within folder) New > Folder Name Meaningfully
  • EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE No Files left on Desktop or in folder Create as many folders as needed Folders Need Meaningful Names Tip: Use Folder View with Preview On to peak at files without opening them or use the slide arrow to make images largest enough to preview
  • MOVING FILES PC:  Hold control to select multiple files  Control + X = Cut  Control + V = Paste  Control + A = Select All  Alternatively, you can drag files to a new folder Mac  Hold Command to select Multiple Files  One select, click and drag to new folder Tip: Make sure you cut or move files and don’t copy
  • RENAME FILES Image003 v. 2011JulyGabrielPoolParty100
  • PURGE
  • PURGE EACH FOLDER Do you need every version? How many pictures of the same tree? Do you need it?
  • Do you really need it? Picture Source http://www.elisquared.com/2011/12/follow-friday-14.html
  • RUN DUPLICATE FILE SOFTWARE Some software choices*:  Duplicate Cleaner (PC Based)  Duplicate Files Searcher for Mac
  • HITTING THE DECLUTTERING MIND FOG? Warning Signs  You start doing things in large groups without looking  You start to make mistakes  Your eyes glaze over Take a break/call it a day
  • CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS
  • CHANGE YOUR SET-UP Change your default Save Destination & Download Destinations to Desktop (Not my documents or downloads- where things will just gather)
  • CHROME> Chrome> Click on Wrench > Options
  • FIREFOX Click on Down Arrow under Firefox Name (Upper Left Corner) > Options > Downloads
  • INTERNET EXPLORER Click on Nut > View Downloads> Options
  • SAFARI Click on Nut > Preferences > General
  • WORDFile > Options > Advanced > General
  • PREVENTION
  • NEVER LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN When Downloading Rename Pictures, Documents give a meaningful Name  Date  Event  Person  Tag if possible
  • DOWNLOADING PICTURESDelete, Delete, Delete
  • THE KEYClear Your Desktop
  • BONUS STEPS
  • SAVE REVISIONS NOT NEW FILES ORUTILIZE THE CLOUD Google Docs Microsoft Skyline
  • ARCHIVE OFF SITE Vital Documents Old files you need but don’t often access
  • Questions or Want to Learn More @ LearnSurge:Diana Silveiradiana@novarelibrary.com877. 816.9638www.facebook.com/LearnSurgewww.learnsurge.com