I keep all my date in a folder called F: Data files for C drive. various folders in various states, like for panoramas I have a source pics folder, a final panoramas folder for each subject, plus all sorts of complete image/design files as corel cdr, tifs, etc
btw I am just using a USB connection for the external HD and internal connection for the second installed HD, a disc that has Vista as an OS also, though seperate date folders.
just have the new ones scattered in amongst the older and would be nice to just send those to backup instead of having to copy entire folders that are already in a backup location.
might try some of these tips and see how they go since you are all so kind as to offer help :-)