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JULY JLC 1999 One of the biggest fears contractors have about computerizing their offices is not being able to find important business information when they need it. Since a misplaced paper file is often easier to find than a misplaced electronic one, it's important to understand how computers store information, and how you can customize your system so that it makes sense for the way you do business. Files and Folders Early personal computers used operating systems that stored programs and documents in a hierarchy of "directories" and "subdirectories." This made little sense to anyone but computer geeks, until Apple introduced the Macintosh, which depicted directories with little pictures or icons of manila folders. Even though the computer's storage structure hasn't changed,