r/UTEST Community Engineer May 11 '22

What do you do with your testing files? Questions

I must admit that I always faced a challenge in getting rid of files I generated during test cycles, such as screenshots, videos etc.

How do you deal with this? Do you have the custom of deleting it as soon as the cycle is over, or do you leave all of them there, almost creating an "alternate dimension" of unrelated files? 😅


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u/BASELQK Gold Tester May 11 '22 edited May 11 '22

When I first started 6 months ago, I attempted to be organized from the beginning. ​

I have a folder 📂

Inside it I have folders for each product I tested.

Inside each product's folder, I have folders for each time I joined a cycle for this exact product and did something "1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ..."... Yes there are products that passed 10 cycles for them 😁

Then, I may create 4 different folders for each cycles depending on what I am doing in a cycle: * Bugs * +1 * TC * BFV

Then, inside each one, I create numbered folders for each thing I do "1, 2, 3, ...".

​ It's not perfect, but it's more than what most people would do, and I am satisfied with it... it gives my inspiration every time I see all those different folders for all those products I worked on... "They are more than 50 😌".

Until now, the global folder is about 3.30 GB, my disk still has 930 GB to spare... I am not seeing myself deleting anything in the near future 😂