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File Management

File management in Miromaa is extremely important. It’s not fun but it’s vital to backing up your work properly. It can save a lot of time and frustration later, please believe us, we have all learnt the hard way.

We work with the following folder structure, which we suggest as a setup. You can use whatever works for you, but it will be easier to follow along with our examples if you have the same setup.

Miromaa Language Work
This the folder that holds all the other folders, to keep everything together. Inside this folder create 4 sub-folders:

  • EXPORTS
    This is where any word lists, dictionaries and all the other great stuff you create with Miromaa will go
  • LIBRARY  
    This is where your sources that are in text form go like books or documents
  • DATA
    This is where your Miromaa Database will go, this is the most important folder
  • MEDIA  
    Inside this folder create 4 sub-folders:
    1. Activities: Where any activities you wish to upload to Miromaa will sit
    2. Pictures: Where any images you wish to upload to Miromaa will sit
    3. Videos: Where any video you wish to upload to Miromaa will sit
    4. Audio: Where any video wish to upload to Miromaa will sit

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Setting Up Your Miromaa Folder Structure

Here is an example of a folder structure that works well for us, this is the structure we will use in all the examples. You can structure yours however suits your needs.

  1. To open the File Explorer Window on your computer click one of the icons below
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  2. Double click on ‘Documents’ to show ‘My Documents’
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  3. Double click on ‘My Documents’ to open. There may or may not be anything in there already

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  4. Click on the ‘New Folder’ button to create a new, empty folder

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    A new folder will appear:

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  5. Type in the name of the folder and press ‘Enter’.
    We have called ours ‘Miromaa Language Work’, it will be easier to follow the tutorials if yours has a similar name.

  6. Double click on your ‘Miromaa Language Work’ folder to get inside it:

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  7. Click on the ‘New Folder’ button to create a new, empty folder:
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  8. Name that folder ‘Exports’, click ‘Enter’
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  9. . Repeat steps 7 and 8 three more times, name the three folders: ‘Library’, ‘Media’, and ‘Data’.

  10. The inside of your ‘Miromaa Language Work’ folder should now look like this image below. Double click on the folder called ‘Media’ to get inside it:

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  11. Click on the ‘New Folder’ button to create a new, empty folder:

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  12. Name the folder ‘Activities’ and press ‘Enter’:

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  13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 to create 3 more folders:
    ‘Audio’
    ‘Pictures’
    ‘Video’
    The inside of your ‘Media’ folder should now look like this (the order of the folders is not important as long as they are there):
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    If you find you have a lot of multimedia in these folders or many sources in your library folder you can create more sub-folders to help you stay organised. This will make your life easier when you go to upload them into your entries.

Tech Tip: Having so many folders inside folders inside folders can be confusing. At the top of your Finder Window is what is called a File Path, or Breadcrumbs (like in Handsel and Gretel the fairytale), this tells you which folder you are in.
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Congratulations!
You have set up your folder structure, you’re now ready to start with Miromaa.