Tech Tip Tuesday – Best Practices for File Naming

Keeping your files organized in such a way that you can locate them quickly makes life a lot easier!

Here are five guidelines for naming and organization:

  1. Have a distinctive, human-readable name that gives an indication of the content.
  2. Follow a consistent pattern that is machine-friendly.
  3. Organize files into folders (when necessary) that follow a consistent pattern.
  4. Avoid repetition of semantic elements among file and directory names.
  5. Have a file extension that matches the file format (no changing extensions!)

For more information on good practice, take a look at the full article on our LITS Tutorials web page.

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