I've been following this thread for some time and my first reaction was ...yes we definitely need subfolders ...what is it the developers don't understand about the way we've always created information storage hierarchies? - Over the last couple of months I've added several hundred MB of files - watching the data share and index grow while performance becomes a little more sedate. As I continue to add data I'm starting to wonder whether my local computer will be able to manage a multi GB index efficiently ...or should I plan for multiple accounts? I'd like to be able to further test the tag hierarchy paradigm without losing my current folder based organization. Is it possible to copy the database to a new location and set it up not to replicate so I can see how well I could adapt to the tag data structure?