# Avoid repetition and redundancy

Rule 2: Avoid unnecessary repetition and redundancy in file names and file paths.

Avoid redundancy in file names and file paths. Unnecessary repetition increases the length of file names and file paths, which is incompatible with rule 1.

## Example

Correct file name
/.../Court/20041030Minutes.rtf
/.../Procedures/Appeals.rtf
Incorrect file name
/.../Court/20041030CourtMinutes.rtf
/.../Procedures/AppealsProcedures.rtf
Explanation:
In the first example, the folder is called ‘Court’ so you don’t need to include the word ‘Court’ in the file name.
In the second example, the folder is called ‘Procedures’ so it is not necessary to include the word ‘Procedures’ in the file name.