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Organizing Your Computer: Refresh for Fall

If you didn’t get to your computer during spring cleaning, now’s the time to get organized. Don’t know where to start? Read below for a few pointers:

1. First, delete any unnecessary items. The more programs and files you have on your computer, the slower it will run. Make sure to empty your Recycle Bin regularly so that files don’t accumulate and slow down your system. Video files also take up a lot of memory, so be sure to delete any movies, television shows, or podcasts that you no longer watch. If you’ve downloaded software in the past, be sure to delete any programs that you don’t need or use anymore.

2. Make sure to clean out your email folders regularly. Delete old, unnecessary emails and unsubscribe from email newsletters that you don’t read. Learn how to identify and block spam emails within your email provider so that you don’t continue receiving them.

3. Strive to keep files in folders. When files start to accumulate on your desktop or in a general documents folder, you can forget what they are, and as a result, whether or not you should delete them. Remember, you can always check when a file was first created, modified, or accessed.

4. Try using tools like those included in PC Tools Performance Toolkit to keep your computer running smoothly. This type of software helps speed up your computer and optimize its performance, among a host of other benefits.

5. Attempt to keep the number of programs you use simultaneously to a minimum. Although tempting, too much multitasking can cause your computer to slow down and even crash.

Although these suggestions might seem somewhat tedious now, they are sure to save you time and frustration in the future. Do you have any tips to share?

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