Method and apparatus for automatic organization for computer files

  • US 8,473,532 B1
  • Filed: 08/12/2004
  • Issued: 06/25/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for automatically organizing computer files into folders, comprising the steps of:

  • a. arranging computer files to form an initial directory of folders;

    b. creating a description of substantially each of said folders based upon contents of said folders;

    c. assigning a new computer file to a folder based upon said folder description, including searching for a similar folder description along a single path from a root folder to a leaf folder;

    d. automatically creating an additional folder if an existing folder contains a number of files or folders larger than a predefined limit; and

    e. placing at least one file or folder from said existing folder into said additional folder and retaining at least one file or folder in said existing folder.

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