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RESOLUTION TO REALITY: DECLUTTER     YOUR PC/MAC IN 4 EASY STEPS           Instructor:          Diana SilveiraPresident, N...
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 N...
MOVING FILES PC:    Hold control to select multiple files    Control + X = Cut    Control + V = Paste    Control + A ...
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 ...
CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS
CHANGE YOUR SET-UP Change your default Save Destination & Download Destinations to  Desktop (Not my documents or download...
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    Pers...
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/LearnSurge...
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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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Resolution to Reality: Declutter Your PC/Mac in 4 Easy Steps

  1. 1. RESOLUTION TO REALITY: DECLUTTER YOUR PC/MAC IN 4 EASY STEPS Instructor: Diana SilveiraPresident, Novare Library Services
  2. 2. Image from http://de-stress4life.com/2011/05/30/less-mess-less-stress/
  3. 3. ORGANIZE
  4. 4. AGENDA Organize Purge Changes Prevent
  5. 5. PICK A FOLDER OR FILE TYPE
  6. 6. ORGANIZE
  7. 7. CREATE FOLDERS Right Click on Desktop (or within folder) New > Folder Name Meaningfully
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. RENAME FILES Image003 v. 2011JulyGabrielPoolParty100
  11. 11. PURGE
  12. 12. PURGE EACH FOLDER Do you need every version? How many pictures of the same tree? Do you need it?
  13. 13. Do you really need it? Picture Source http://www.elisquared.com/2011/12/follow-friday-14.html
  14. 14. RUN DUPLICATE FILE SOFTWARE Some software choices*:  Duplicate Cleaner (PC Based)  Duplicate Files Searcher for Mac
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS
  17. 17. CHANGE YOUR SET-UP Change your default Save Destination & Download Destinations to Desktop (Not my documents or downloads- where things will just gather)
  18. 18. CHROME> Chrome> Click on Wrench > Options
  19. 19. FIREFOX Click on Down Arrow under Firefox Name (Upper Left Corner) > Options > Downloads
  20. 20. INTERNET EXPLORER Click on Nut > View Downloads> Options
  21. 21. SAFARI Click on Nut > Preferences > General
  22. 22. WORDFile > Options > Advanced > General
  23. 23. PREVENTION
  24. 24. NEVER LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN When Downloading Rename Pictures, Documents give a meaningful Name  Date  Event  Person  Tag if possible
  25. 25. DOWNLOADING PICTURESDelete, Delete, Delete
  26. 26. THE KEYClear Your Desktop
  27. 27. BONUS STEPS
  28. 28. SAVE REVISIONS NOT NEW FILES ORUTILIZE THE CLOUD Google Docs Microsoft Skyline
  29. 29. ARCHIVE OFF SITE Vital Documents Old files you need but don’t often access
  30. 30. Questions or Want to Learn More @ LearnSurge:Diana Silveiradiana@novarelibrary.com877. 816.9638www.facebook.com/LearnSurgewww.learnsurge.com

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