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I was told:

Don't do it.
You'll be wasting your time.
Scrap it all and start over.
You need to be working on 'forward-writing'.

Like I said in the other post: as I age, if I get the notion, an idea to do something- and someone tells me not to do it- Iím still doing it. And it's done.

For the last year, my focus has been on, not so much sorting my writing drive as it was eliminating the clone files. Today, I have completed this project. The files are still a bit disorganized but that's okay. The primary aspects of this project were achieved. The clones (that is the files that were 100% duplicates) are gone and everything has been sorted by their main subjects: Academics, Novels, RPG / Fan-Fic, you get the idea.

To give you an idea of how serious the chaos was I had over 2.25 gigs of files when I started. The novels alone had over 80,000 files. Today, I am down to 642 megs for everything. The novels are down to 5,233 files.

Of course, I didn't work on this all day every day. I do have other things going on. I worked on this as I could, when I could.

The bulk of the progress was achieved between Sept to Oct after a friend introduced me to Auslogic's Duplicate File Finder program. This meant that I no longer needed to work on this manually, by sight. This was the time consumer. Instead, the program did it for me. It found all of those files that were 100% duplicates. YAY!!

I am a happy writer.

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  1. TuesdayEve's Avatar
    Thanks that is a nice piece of information
  2. MzSnowleopard's Avatar
    There were moments when I felt it was monotonous, moments when I felt like giving up- even after my friend told me about the duplicate file finder program. I stuck with it, took breaks when those dredging feelings kicked in, and got it done.

    Once it was done, I made the update post then decided to take a break; give myself the time to relish in my accomplishment before figuring out my next step / task.
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