First, let’s talk about how to properly structure a folder hierarchy.
The highest-ranking folder is generally called the root directory, or sometimes the top-level folder. We’ll call it the root directory here. This folder will contain all of the subfolders and files related to a particular project, including its data, analysis, lab reports etc. It will also contain what is called a readme file.
The structure should look something like the following:
├── Project-Folder/ | ├── Experiment-Data/ | | ├── File-1 | | ├── File-2 | ├── Experiment-Analysis/ | | ├── File-1 | ├── Experiment-Report/ | | ├── File-1 | | ├── File-2
Here, our root folder is called
Project-Folder and it contains three subdirectories, one for data,
Experiment-Data, one for analyses,
Experiment-Analysis, and one for a report
Experiment-Report. Each subdirectory then contains one or many files.