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File Naming by Date – Best Practices

Proper file naming will have a big impact on your ability to find files, and file organization in general. It’s a good idea to include information like the title, date, and any other pertinent details.

The best date format to following is YYYYMMDD. For example, if you created a file on April 8th, 2009, create the file name:


Not only will you know the date, but you’ll also be able to organize the file alphanumerically.