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Friday, March 23rd, 2007 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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Here’s a quick one for you! If you often save different versions of the same file in different folders on your computer, you should try using this simple tip. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

When you go to save the file, after the regular name, type ^1 behind it. This makes it a version one. To get the caret (^), hold down the Shift key and hit the number six on your keyboard. For the second version, type ^2, after the file name. For the third, type ^3 and so on.

Now, go and do a search by clicking the Start button, followed by Search. In the search criteria box, type ^ (just the caret). When the search is finished, you can sort your list by name by clicking View and then Arrange Icons By > Name.

You now have a list of all the files you save “in versions” and in order, by version number. You can now delete the ones you don’t need. That’s pretty convenient, isn’t it? Give it a shot!

~ Neil Patel

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