If you are someone who often finds that your computer is running slow, it could be time to do something about it. There are many things which slow computers down which people tend to not even think about. In this blog we will be offering some of our best tips for de-cluttering your computer. Follow these tips and not only will your computer run faster, it will also be much more organised.


Unused Programmes and Files

If your computer has a large quantity of programmes and files this uses a lot of storage so it is important to make good use of it. You should ensure that only files and programmes which you regularly use or need are saved on your device. When it comes to programmes you can open “Add/Remove Programs” from the “Control Panel” and uninstall your old ones. With files a great idea is to print out anything which you simply need to keep on record and store it safely.

Clean up your Hard drive

Cleaning up your hard drive is a very effective method for removing clutter which you don’t even realise is on your computer.  This can usually be done by going to the start menu, selecting “Accessories”, then “System Tools” and clicking “Disk Cleanup”. You can then remove temporary internet files, system error logs and any other files that can be safely removed from your computer.

Empty your Recycle Bin

This may seem an obvious one to many of us but some people simply forget how many unwanted files end up in your computer’s recycle bin. This bin will probably hold several gigabytes of material that is not being used whilst taking up storage on your device. By emptying the bin, you will free up hard drive space and speed up your computer significantly.


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