Does your computer contain so many items that it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for when you need it? Is your computer being slowed down by a large number of useless, old files that you don’t want to delete? Continue reading to learn how to rectify the situation!
Method 1 Organizing and Deleting
1. Examine each and every one of your files. It’s probably best if you create a single folder to house all of the items. Check the default folders (for example, “My Documents” if you are using Windows) and move all of the items into those locations.
2. Organize important items in a folder so that you don’t accidentally remove them from your computer. And keep them on a separate partition from the one where the operating system is installed (In Windows). Credit card information, tax information, and other such items are examples of critical information.
3. Separate the remaining files into folders based on how long it has been since you last saw them. For example, folder names such as “1 month ago,” “2 months ago,” and so on.
4. Delete any files that haven’t been accessed in a long time. Simply remove them all from your computer. You won’t be in need of them. Your computer will be grateful to you.
5. Alternate Methods AKA ways to not delete items you don’t want to part with:
6. RAR archives are useful for archiving files that you don’t use very often. This will reduce the size of your old files to a more manageable size.
7. Take backup of data on regular basis on external storage devices.
8. Spend some money and buy a new hard drive.
9. To avoid this in the future, give your files descriptive names rather than abbreviated ones that you may forget the meaning of later. You can create a folder for items that you will need for a short period of time and then delete items from this folder when you “spring clean.”
Method 2 Deleting Favorites
1. Go on favorites.
2. Right click on a file.
3. Click delete.
4. Repeat until you deleted all the useless files.
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