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By caser85 ·
Ok, I'm reorganizing our whole file directory at work with a new one. Over the years it has gotten crazy, so I'm hoping this one will be very organized. I've been searching for tips on how to organize a file directory structure, but I can't find any! I'm thinking of some on my own, but I would like to see what people are doing at other companies. Any suggestions?

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by jmahler In reply to File directory structure ...

What I did was to setup a couple of main shares on 2 servers. \\server1\Profiles$ was for user profiles (hidden so people don't accidentally browse to it and fubar it) and \\server2\shared is for everything else- it contains subdirectories organized by department information, so it's easy to go straight to the department you want. also, I have another folder inside of Shared called users- it has folders for every user and each user is the only one with access to their folders.

This keeps profiles and data seperate- ideally, anyways.

"Never underestimate the power of an end user to really screw up all of your effort."

important quote to remember when setting up your security.
Take the time to do it right the first time, and be very careful about who you grant access to and where.

Good luck!

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by Bob the Builder In reply to File directory structure ...

First thing you should consider is "Groups". What groups do you have in your company? (Accounts, Finance, Personnel, IT). You should set up your groups first. This is the same for Novell and NT. Set up a folder for each group, this is where you put your company documents for those groups. Set up a users folder and create manually or auto the users folders. Assign rights and permissions to the group and not the individual (People move around). Create login scrips for the group with drive mappings, printers etc. This is only a simple taste of what you may require so good luck.

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