Garland thought it would be an easy fix. She asked each student where they’d saved their project. Could they be on the desktop? Perhaps in the shared drive? But over and over, she was met with confusion. “What are you talking about?” multiple students inquired. Not only did they not know where their files were saved — they didn’t understand the question… More here.
I have long been of the view that over-organising is a time suck. My inbox has, and I am not kidding, more than 10,000 emails in it with no folders below it. I use folders for freelance projects to keep all of the images and documents together for submission, but aside from that every single file is in the Documents folder.
And guess what, it makes no difference to how I work and does not waste any time. It is kind of freeing.