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sorry gerbil, but don't understand. How do you make a database? I aint no pc hacker.

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ok, i see its a software package for lotta $$. Im just a home user with tons of favorites and folders. Not for business use whatsoever. and don't Have access built in (XP Pro). Want something easy to use without a PHD in compsci.
gess Ill just have to see whats on the mkt and try to make the right choice and probablt won't.

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Ah... I see where you are. Files and folders are it, just build a good structure with different aspects well separtated for easy location. I start right from the top with different partitions for say, graphics, music, accounting, and work on down from there. a database is not what you want... but if you did, there is OpenOffice. Free. With spreadsheets, word processor, presentation manager and more. It's right up there with M$ Office, and compatible with much of that.

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how ever you stror it ,remember make sure to back them up to dvd or cd ,you cant rely on your hard drive

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OK I got it. By partitions I assume you mean names for folders that I want to put the favorites in. I'm doing that now which is working out ok, in fact I named one folder "folders" to put a bunch of folders in. I need to collect other favs together into groups of like/related subject matter. then backup may favs to cd.
I'll call this solved.
thanks for the help

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We..ell, by partitions I actually meant drives.... eg, C:, D:... etc all on the one [or more] hard disk drives.
But if you have only one drive [C:] on your hard disk it is rarely worth upsetting the status quo to make room for others. [if there is only one drive on a disk I try not to call it a partition...].
Go with what you are doing, collecting like files into folders, and arranging those into a tree of such. Basically it's all just grouping like stuff so it is easier to find. The My Whatever folders are not always the best way to go.

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thanks gerbil. yes I have 1 HD C:
Don't care to get into partitioning it. Id crash it.
thanks again.
Pete

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