Please pardon the gushing, but Oh what a Wonderful Christmas!! Upgraded to premium, and have been going through many of the endless digital files in "to be sorted" folders scattered everywhere....
So far have gotten through the transferred files from one old hard drive, and most of the way through another one. Did all the desktop folders from searches. Now to go find all the many extraneous ones on the current computer. Dumping all into a notebook called BIG SORT JOB for now. Yes, this will work. See below.
has been a huge help. Who knew? Open the file with an image, hit Control-C. Then just hit Control-Alt-V from where you are, and the file copies into a new note in EN! Magic. Title and tag it. Brief notes if needed, but fought the urge to analyze.
For other kinds of files, the Skitch-screenshot-dragme easily dumps whole files into a new note. Title and tag. Ditto re notes.
Once I get everything in there, I can use tags in this notebook to find duplicates
(a big one for me, especially over three generations of hard drives). And then to gather up notes to move into a surname or place or resource folder. I've been trying to tag pretty thoroughly so that, what ever folder they primarily end up in, I can find things everywhere with tags.
What should have taken many weeks of spare time and a huge amount of frustration I did in about 5 hours!! And, at the same time, the next
steps with these files will be so much easier! And a lot less frustrating here, as well. All in one place. And well-tagged. I've come to love tags!!
The unbearably immense, many-months-long, head-bangingly frustrating, I-will-never-really -even-make-a-good-start-on-this, hell-of-a-job....
Well, I'm estimating that, even working full time, I should at least have all the finding, gathering, copying, tagging, notebooking, done by the middle of January :)
Looking forward to a gigglingly happy New Year!
And wishing the same to all of you!