What Windows 7 compatible software is available that will help in managing subsets of files?
Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive.
An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a character from the Brady Bunch. Within each folder, you have hundreds of files.
Well, for your presentation to the network executives, you want 10 of the files from the Greg folder, 16 different files from the Marsha (Marsha, Marsha...) folder, 18 different files from the Alice folder, etc.
So you create a new folder with copies of all those files. You go to the presentation with the files, the network execs love everything you show them, and they green-light you for another season of classic good-time giggles.
Well, you don't need 2 copies of all the selected files, so you delete the folder you took to the presentation. After all, you still have all the originals in the 9 well-organized folders.
Now 8 months later, they tell you that Gilligan's Island is getting higher ratings (naturally, who can resist Ginger?), and they want another presentation. Well, you now need to have all those files available in a single folder again. Sure, you kept a list in a text file, but what a pain to have to drag and drop scores of files from multiple source folders.
Is there software that can help manage all this? I frequently have presentations where I need groups of files. I don't want to move them out of the original well-organized source folders, and I don't want to keep duplicates around.
Your next presentation is to pitch a new sitcom about some nutty radio DJ's, maybe you'll call it WKRP in Pittsburgh, but that just doesn't sound quite right...