Good management of data files allows you to efficiently identify, locate, and use your data. You can:
File management encompasses:
A key to well-organized data is a consistent file naming convention. Filenames can communicate much about a data file in less than 25 characters.
A filename is the chief identifier for a data file. (MANTRA)
Filenames need to make sense for you and your project or team. Some elements to consider for a filename include: