I have a rather large project that I started before I learned about a beautiful thing called version control. Now, I have a ton of files labeled with the convention "ProjectName_Date."
I'm thinking of deleting the old files and starting a new repository with the latest version. However, is that a good practice? Would it be better to try to maintain that history by figuring out what changes were made between files and then store everything in a repository? Or is it better to start from scratch and not risk setting up a questionable repository?
What I've done:
I know the question is subjective, but I've read different articles (like the one here) about best practices and can't find anything helpful regarding this type of issue. It seems like everything assumes that you're starting from scratch.
Any advice in the form of experience or an article is appreciated. Thanks!