A long time ago I bought software called "Master Cook". I had it installed on my old laptop. I really worked at putting a lot of my recipes on it. I could print out copies for friends and family. I even made a family cookbook for my daughter and daughter in law. Then, I got a new improved laptop. Somehow my husband couldn't transfer all my recipes, but I still have the old laptop so when I need to print out a recipe, I just plug it in and all is fine.
I bought a large loose leaf binder, and prints of all my recipes are categorized in that. I have reinstalled the Master Cook software in my new laptop, but it doesn't work as well, but I have entered some new recipes. I also print out a lot of recipes that I find on the internet. As a result I have loads of papers stacked in my cookbook cabinet.
I really need to organize, or at least put the recipes that I have tried and really like on my computer. It is a tedious job though, so I avoid it. Nancy, I feel for you I'm in a mess too!!!