HOUSE-KEEPING ON A PC or a 'CloudDrive' + GENERAL HINTS AND TIPS

Friends asked me earlier this year for some ideas on the best way to manage their new laptop.
On their 'old' laptop, all their documents and files were in the "[My]Documents" area, but not separated into meaningful folders.
I had a bet that all their incoming emails were in the "Inbox" and either not deleted once read and no longer needed, or else not filed into "keep-me" folders.

I was right!

This isn't the first time I've been asked for some tips, so I dug out some previously-sent emails to various friends, and here are some of the contents for you. More tips will follow.

Written in, I hope, 'plain English'  they may be of interest to you;
...if not, then it's my usual "Catherine Tate sentiment" -  CT

I   AM   NOT   BLEEDIN'   BOVVERED!


Click the logo to view / download : more to come soon!
TC How to NAME : files / photos / spread‑sheets / voice‑recordings etc.etc. in a structured way, given the completely chronological way computers file things away, thank goodness!
 A.D.?  A.D.? How to create FOLDERS and SUB‑folders satisfactorily, for easy retrieval down the years.

A diary search for [as an example] holiday photos of, say, Marrakesh, starts off with thinking 'Which year was it? - I know it must have been July/August...'

 bin Cleaning all the 'crap' out of your browser!
   'Hard' spaces - so useful!

Keep sense groups together even if there'd normally be a spill‑over at the end of a line : - 26th April 2020  need never become  26th
  April 2020

   'Click'  or  'Shift+Click'?

Marking off blocks of text for deleting / emboldening / italicising / underlining / or all three ! etc etc - and later there'll be a different, perhaps even more handy use explained for getting used to this key-combination.

Take a look here first!

   Easy-to-use "Control Codes" as well as using 'Ctrl+Click'

Selective marking of files for 'Moving' / 'Copying' / 'Deleting'
...a simple Introduction to Control Codes.

Drive
Gmail
Setting up a  GoogleDrive™  - an illustrated .pdf file with loads of suggestions and tips for setting up a CloudDrive from within your Google account.
[You'll need a Gmail address, of course - but you ought to have one in any case!]

There'll be a separate file coming soon on setting up the desktop version of your  GoogleDrive™ .

Drive Something different for you!!

You're now 'allowed' out of the UK into the Schengen Area [basically, the EU] for only 90 days in 180.

Here's a little download of a spreadsheet page which calculates very easily how many of your 90-day post‑Brexit 'allowance' 😡 out of the UK into Schengen countries in any 180 days [from first departing] you have remaining!

Created 13th Oct 2021 - RIP CMC

 

Updated 13th Oct 2021 : © grahamdcampbell.com







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