If you're like most computer users, your hard disk has become a collection of mostly forgotten file names, and finding a letter or spreadsheet you created a few months ago is a big challenge. If you want to get organized--and are willing to put some work into the effort--OnFile from Software Publishing (800 234-2500) can be a big help.

The $50 Windows program lets you organize your files into "books" and "chapters" rather than by file type or directory. A big plus for future retrieval: You can replace cryptic eight-letter file names with real descriptions.

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