Don’t ever assume that files produced by applications today will be readable by the same program after several generations of “improvements”. Keeping your digital files up to date is at least as important as organizing your paper files. A bonus to this is that many program upgrades will improve your interaction with your data. Take the upgrades in Adobe Acrobat: By upgrading your file versions, Adobe has made the program able to auto search the files – search engine “indexing”!

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