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43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

How do you use 43 folders for filing?

Great site... Thank you.

HOWEVER: I am very surprised how difficult is has been (at least for me) to find information on how to actually use a filing system that is composed of 43 folders. All I know is that you have 12 months and 31 days. But for a site that is eponymous with this system, I would expect to see a prominent link on the home page that says something like:

--> How To Implement A Filing System Using 43 Folders

I just purchased the book "Getting Things Done" as a result of this site--but as far as I can tell this book makes no mention of a system that uses 43 folders. In fact, Mr. Allen seems to suggest that a 26-folder A-Z system is adequate.

Can anyone point me to a link or two that would instruct me how to use the 43 folders? How, for example, does it get "integrated" into the GTD system? I understand I can place items in a folder, such as "15" for April 15th, but how does that tie in to a Project or Action? Must I have two filing systems, one from A-Z and the other 43 folders, making 69 folders in all (no jokes here, please)?

Searching Google did not help me. I saw only links to your URL, and from there I can't find the information I'm looking for...

Thanks in advance... I'll be checking this board often for replies.


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