Establish consistent and clear naming practices. Name your files in a descriptive and clear way. If you need to rename multiple files, you can use a file renaming application to do it automatically.
Keep file titles short. Avoid symbols. If you use dates, keep a consistent format.
Use consistent file version management. This means that you create a new file using an updated name, instead of saving over the old file. This is also known as “file versioning.”
Create and use a data dictionary to standardize categories and provide a definition around the role of each. This will allow all your company’s stakeholders to get the most out of the datasets you’ve collected.