Well I must be a driller too, one reason I'm not a fan of Apple stuff. Back in the DOS days as we started to network PCs I developed a directory and file naming protocol for my work area. Some came on board immediately, some couldn't see the point, etc etc. I still use an expanded beyond 8.3 version of it to this day. I also designed relational databases for a while, and all I see in BC is a database and I feel no need to get 'under the hood'. BC's lists are a nice convenient way for me to sort and access all my gps objects. I don't feel any need to pull them out into the computer's file structure, and it all gets backed up every week at least. I have 4 external HDs that I do rotating weekly backups, just in case..... I still dislike Bill's attempt to make the file structure on PCs friendlier with 'My Computer', My Documents' etc. Once 8.3 disappeared, people then started using really long file names and directory/folder names that exceeded some program limits, a hodge podge of 256 and 512 character limits for the fully resolved name. Here's a sample screen dump that's on my screen ATM of some of my file naming, date first in this case, and international format so they sort properly. Another struggle to get people to adapt to, but so much easier, like 24 hr time.