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Organize your digital life with Direct Folders

Organize your digital life with Direct Folders
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Do you remember those old filing cabinets you used at work, where every document was neatly organized? They were great because you could quickly find a folder, in just a minute or two. Maybe you still use those filing cabinets to keep your work papers and financial statements safe, in one place.

They're really helpful, especially if have a good filing system. Maybe you keep everything in alphabetical order. But, even with all that organization, you probably find yourself keeping your most-used folders right on top of your desk, for easy access. That way, they're right there when you need them.

Have you ever noticed it's really tough to keep your computer folders organized like that? Folders and files are scattered all over the place.

If you've ever searched for folders or files that you created months or years ago, you know how frustrating it is to find them. You search for folders on your C: drive, then you check recent downloads, and so on. There are shortcuts that can help. You can always create an icon on your desktop, for example. But while that might solve one problem, it's not always convenient when you have lots of folders.

As it turns out, Direct Folders can help by organizing all your folders and files into a pop-up box, giving you easy access to the folders you most recently used, and those you haven't used in a long time. Say, there's a folder called Work Documents that you access every day. Open Direct Folders, and you'll see a lot of neatly organized folders and files, on one pop-up box. Your Work Documents folder will be right there at the top of the list, for immediate access. If you're trying to find another folder that you use from time to time, click on "Recent" for a list of those folders and files.

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