People talk about liberating themselves by recycling their paper files, but what about computer files?
It is not just that I have half of mine in one cloud and half in the other. It is that several times, due to computer emergencies, I have transferred files chaotically over the years. For example: within Dropbox there are files of materials for individual courses taught, and then there is a file called “Courses”–in which I have files for the same courses. There are several layers of this at some points, and it would be quite a task to reorganize.
I am very tempted to just throw out a lot of this without even reading it, so I can actually see and manage whatever it is I have left. It is like getting rid of books — I periodically sell them off or give them away just so as not to have so many that I cannot go right to what I need.
Have you done this to your computer files? Did it mean you inadvertently lost an old file you really wanted? Did you survive?