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Method for Smarter File Management in File Systems using a 3D Structure Starting from Desktop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243924D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 102K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to manage files in a file system using a three-dimensional (3D) structure. The starting point is the desktop where borders delimit and launch the operations such as move a file, save a file, etc. to folders within the borders.

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Method for Smarter File Management in File Systems using a 3D Structure Starting from Desktop

Existing file systems are effective and help users of operating systems or other systems quickly find files through a graphical user interface (GUI) that provides the directory structure. However, the current user interface is not intuitive. In order to find the directory in which to save a file, for example, the user has to navigate the entire structure.

New and quicker ways of representing the file system are needed as users' design expectations advance. Users are looking for a simplified UI design based on user preferences and history.

The novel contribution is a method to manage files in the file system using a three-dimensional (3D) structure. With this new structure, the starting point is the desktop where borders delimit and launch the operations such as move a file, save a file, etc.

Each border on the desktop screen is linked to the border of a group of folders. Figure 1 illustrates the top border having multiple groups of folders: Group1, Group 2, and Group
3. Each group can contain multiple folders: folder 1, folder 2 ... folder N. Thus, if the user drags and drops a file on the top border and in the area of folder group 1, the system automatically saves the file and moves it to Folder 1.

Figure 1: Graphical representation of the desktop

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The system uses keyboard keys to manage the levels of each group of folders, for example:


 If the user dra...