Have you given a thought to how you save Photoshop files?
Photoshop files can be very large and after a while they can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. Do you save all your files? Never get rid of anything. This can also take up a lot of space on your hard drive.
If you scan or take a lot of digital pictures with your digital camera, this will also take up a lot of space on your hard drive.
So how do you handle storage and backing up of your files.
For myself, I save everything. the pictures that I scan and the pictures form my camera are the negatives. Before starting to edit or use the pictures I copy them to an external drive that I keep a well organized file system. This serves as a backup of the files. I also burn them to a DVD as a secondary backup, just in case something goes wrong with the Hard drive.
Storage is cheap today and if you have drives that are a few years old, they are probably small drives. So I purchase a new drive that is at least 1 terabyte. I usually leave the files on the old drives, but copy the files to the new one, which usually holds 2 or more of the drives. Now I have a third backup. Yes I do like redundancy, but I have not lost files.
Another thing to think about is sharing your files or storing your files with someone else. There is also internet storage backup sites. Some are free and some you do have to pay for.
As I work with my pictures and complete them, they are moved to storage for safe keeping and for easy access. The files are than deleted from the computer to make room for new files. Unfortunatly you cannot keep everything on your computer and you don't want to fill your computer's hard drive. Windows needs lots of room and if you fill you drive 90 to 95 percent you will find that your computer will start running slowly.
If you are like me I like to save everything. All of my Photoshop files and all of the wonderful resource elements that we keep downloading from here.
How do you handle your ever growing, expanding files?