So, basically, how do you do to file your digital papers and articles; so that you can find them quickly. Do you make specific folders by subject, what should you name your files, etc.

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I file my articles according to topic (Polytopes, etc.) or by author (Grothendieck, etc.). If the folders are well organized, you can choose any reasonable naming scheme for the papers themselves (author-year-count, etc.). –  user02138 Mar 5 '12 at 15:36

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The largest piece of advice I can give is to give the papers good names. For example author - year - name. That way if you run out of room you still have the author name (maybe just the main author's last name), the date and the beginning of the title. This way you can open either your C drive or a superfolder you know contains the paper you want and search by the author, year or a portion of the title.