TECH WATCH: Top Ways To Clean Your Computer and Make It Work Well Again
By Space Coast Daily // June 20, 2017
make your computer run great
Computers feel the weight of everything you put on their shoulders. The more files you stack on top of other files, the more sluggish and slow a computer will feel like.
Of course, depending on how good the computer is, it might be a very long time before these signs of computer fatigue start to show.
The good thing is that you can, at any time, decide to do something about it. You can always make your computer run as great as it once did y simply cleaning out your computer.
This might be hard and you might have been putting it off for a very long time. However, you must acknowledge its importance as it’s the only way in which you can make a computer run like it’s brand new.
The Downloads Folder
The Downloads folder is the place where a lot of trash can start to pile up. This is the default location where are lot of things you stop needing a couple of seconds after you download them are stored.
In the Downloads folder you should be able to find all of the installers and files that went into installing or downloading other files and applications that you use today.
This folder is always overlooked when it’s time to clean things up, mainly because everyone dreams about being able to organize and store those installer for a later use. Delete everything you find in this folder for maximum results.
Uninstall What You Don’t Use
If you have a lot of software that you never touch, don’t wait any longer and uninstall it. It’s just occupying space on your machine and that slows it down. If you don’t need it, you won’t feel bad to see it go. If you are a bit of a hoarder, you need to really decide what’s more important between having a machine that runs smoothly and one full of apps your never open.
Empty the Trash Can
Emptying the trash can or recycling bin is something that you should regularly out of habit. As most of you will know, when you delete something you’re not actually deleting it. Instead, you’re sending it to the Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin’s memory is stored on the C drive which is also where most people keep their Windows OS.
If you clog the C partition via the Recycle Bin, you will no doubt find it difficult to enjoy using your machine. By cleaning out the bin you can free up a lot of space in your Windows partition. This will help things go along nicely.
If you’re afraid of having to move large amounts of files but also files that are very large, consider using one of the many useful tools that are good for moving digital data in bulk. An example of such a service would be Laplink.