digital organization

how does LULZ organize their computer/phone files? post methods or setups for declutter

  1. 2 weeks ago

    I have a SMB share on my raspberry pi 4B. I would have liked to use NFS but it is weird with permissions, at least on OpenBSD when I tried it. I think you had to use LDAP, maybe on Linux it's easier but still SMB is better for me because there's support for it in Android apps like MiXplorer. It is a bit messy but here's what directory layout i got rn


    • 2 weeks ago

      The best way to declutter is the same as irl, just don't bring in the clutter in the first place.

      Music and other media is streamed. Spotify is good and if you don't know how to stream movies for free it's your problem.

      Downloaded books go straight into the Kindle.

      The only things you store are documents (the kinds listed) and personal photos library. These are also the only things you back up.

      I live with a 250 GB laptop and only 100 GB is used.

      • 2 weeks ago

        music just goes straight into the music folder to be used by foobar, it doesn't clutter

        • 2 weeks ago

          Yeah it's a valid option and def doesn't clutter. rutracker+foobar was my Spotify for more than a decade.
          But it's comfy to never have to worry about tags, album art and the quality of the release.

  2. 2 weeks ago

    I somewhat subscribe to hydrus' philosophy of abandoning file structure in favor of a tagging system like boorus. Figuring out how to organize media in folders is annoying when you start to accumulate many files. I have a couple issues with it however.
    If you ever want to go back to not using it, You either keep a backup of all the files you imported, or you add metadata to all the files including their original filename, which is annoying to reverse. Another problem is I have no clue how to have it act as a file picker when I go to upload files somewhere. It's not really designed to manage "unfinished work" either so it could never be a full replacement for media storage.
    If I could find some software that solves these issues I'd be all over it.

    • 2 weeks ago

      I wouldn't want any tags that aren't part of the filesystem. They should be in extended attributes.
      Or even better, use folders and hardlinks.
      Every folder reptesents a tag and if a file has multiple tags it is hardlinked into multiple folders. I think thats the purpose of hardlinks anyway.

      We just need a GUI that makes this feasible. I think i could actually make a contextmenu in Dolphin that does that...

      • 2 weeks ago

        we tmsu in pcmanfm so its easy to tag and search then you drag n drop here

  3. 2 weeks ago

    Let me just hijack this thread and ask; how do you backup 6TB of data onto individual 500GB hard drives? I have an endless supply of free 500GB HDDs

    • 2 weeks ago

      Use LVM. Or compress the data in parts of 500GB. Or organize the data in a way each disk has 500GB of data. e.g one disk for media, one for documents, etc.

    • 2 weeks ago

      Use LVM. Or compress the data in parts of 500GB. Or organize the data in a way each disk has 500GB of data. e.g one disk for media, one for documents, etc.

      >Or organize the data in a way each disk has 500GB of data. e.g one disk for media, one for documents, etc.
      This is basically what I've been doing for the last decade+. I've always had a RAID1 array in my desktop. Every few years I'll buy a new pair of drives at least twice as big as the old ones, then keep the old ones, each one a backup of half of what's on the new drives.

  4. 2 weeks ago

    Like this

    • 2 weeks ago

      A logical folder tree should come naturally.

      Something like these for me, but I use total commander because explorer is webview now and other FMs suck for one reason or another

      • 2 weeks ago

        ps I also winrar most stuff that compresses excessively

      • 2 weeks ago

        >total commander
        qdir -

        • 2 weeks ago

          just checked it out
          >can disable internal archive handling
          good start
          >doesn't have its own search
          won't do, seems very nice otherwise, I just don't want to rely on explorer that much, liked all the split modes, icon view is nice

          • 2 weeks ago

            he does a windows search replacement, so does nirsoft.
            But why wouldn't you just use everything?

            • 2 weeks ago

              using an external one seems like a good option, I always just used whatever came with the file manager, don't care for indexing though

  5. 2 weeks ago

    A logical folder tree should come naturally.

  6. 2 weeks ago

    cull and delete as soon as you download something.

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  8. 2 weeks ago

    >hey guise, give me sum search terms to plug into shodan....

  9. 2 weeks ago

    If you don't have one folder per file you're doing it all wrong.

  10. 2 weeks ago

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  11. 2 weeks ago

    I don't own digital files and I am happy. Take the print everything you really need pill.

  12. 2 weeks ago

    I just store everything on my desktop

  13. 2 weeks ago

    I let automated programs sort my media
    Books are done by author right now if fiction and subject if non-fiction with biographies its own section
    But my documents...yeah those are a mess I can't be fucking bothered to fix. I mean the most important ones are separated out but everything else isn't.
    Photos aren't sorted at all and probably never will be

  14. 2 weeks ago

    I don't really organize much myself, I don't hoard data. I have a secondary drive where I store some of the bigger shit and it's just Pictures, Documents, Music, Downloads, Games, whatever the fuck, one /Misc/ folder for stuff that doesn't fit in any category
    Once I used Hydrus for collecting pictures but I now have work to do and don't have time to tag shit

  15. 2 weeks ago

    I'm making my own tagging software. Omnitagger. Tags any piece of data described by its hash like a content addressable file system.

    Yes, I have psychological problems I cannot stop downloading and folders do not work anymore

  16. 2 weeks ago

    nothing too fancy

    two folders, work and personal

    I put there anything that is active / ongoing and it's important, when things stop being relevant it gets moved to work/Archive and personal/Archive

    Usually while working I tend to to place all the intermediate files on the desktop (lots of space, two monitors), easy to manipulate
    Every two or three days I move anything important to personal or work folder, before launching a script that cleans the desktop and moves all the rest of the junk to a big archive folder, in timestamped subfolders. If I need some junk back it's easy to find it.

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