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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:09 pm 

For those of you who collect electronic copies of D&D/AD&D books (and other systems as well), how are you going about naming the files (and folders) for ease in sorting?

I've got my folders set up by Publisher (White Wolf, TSR, FASA), further broken down into system.  MY TSR folder looks like...

- 00.Unofficial
- 00.Unsorted
- 01.Original D&D - 1974
- 02.D&D - 1977
- 03.AD&D 1st Edition - 1977
- 04.D&D Revised - 1981
- 05.D&D Revised 2 - 1983
- 06AD&D 2nd Edition - 1989
- 07.D&D Revised 3 - 1991
- 08.AD&D 2.5 - 1995
- 09.D&D 3.0 - 2000
- 10.D&D 3.5 - 2003

The D&D 3.0 and 3.5 are further broken down with folders for various publishers (Bastion, Green Ronin, Mongoose).

While trying to figure out how to best name them (H2 - TSR9168 - The Mines Of Bloodstone, or TSR9168 - H2 - The Mines Of Bloodstone?), I found the 'Category' field under 'Properties' for the file, and then I can add that to the details that I want to sort by in Explorer.

So, currently, my files appear like so....

TSR9168 - The Mines Of Bloodstone [SIZE] [DATE CREATED] H2

Does anyone else have a 'better' way of organizing their files?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:19 pm 

Pile all your books and magazines in a corner of your bedroom.  Rummage through them from time to time, looking for that old article about anti-paladins or the exact episode of Wormy when he first hears that the storm giants are after him...on a charge of wargaming.

Allow your dice to roll out of the bag on your headboard and possibly gather in pools under the bed.

Use the ones that are missing their covers so that you can keep your good ones nice during gaming sessions.

Utilize your DMG as a handy coaster...also use the cover of your copy of Vault of the Drow.

Throw all of them into a box and store them in the closet when you go to college.

Say things like, "I'm pretty sure I have that somewhere."

Works for me.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:10 am 

I file by publishers name and title each file with the full name and somethimes the edition also, eg. d:/D&D/Judges Guild/City State Invincible Overlord 2nd Printing.pdf.

This leads to long file names, but it makes it very easy to find things, and when you've got 10gb of files you need to be very organised about where you file the PDFs.

Practically none of them are TSR releases. They are all small press 1st edition D&D, except for the 42 Goodman Games PDFs. So I don't run into the problem with the folder containing hundreds of files. The most I have in one folder is Judges Guild at 86 files.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:25 am 

Feanor23x wrote:
I've got my folders set up by Publisher (White Wolf, TSR, FASA), further broken down into system.  MY TSR folder looks like...

FASA Battletech?

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:37 pm 

Folders are set up by publisher and genre:

RPG_SOURCE_2007-01-26 (changes as I update the contents)
    Dragon Magazine
    TSR D&D
    TSR AD&D
              C1 - The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (TSR9032).pdf
              C2 - The Ghost Tower of Inverness (TSR9038).pdf
         Campaign  Settings
         Core Rulebooks
         Record Keeping
              2nd Ed PC Sheet (Blue).pdf

OD&D and B/X/etc all go into TSR D&D
AD&D 1e and 2e all go into TSR AD&D
Modules are always prefixed with letter/#, TSR ID always in parens.

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