What file formats should I use for my data? Am I using proprietary formats? How accessible will my data be if the software I'm using to work with it disappears?
To ensure the future use of your data, file formats should:
Examples of preferred formats:
For more examples of supported file formats see UK Data Archive Formats Table.
Rules to follow when naming directories and files:
If you need to rename many files, try using a file naming application such as: