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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Computer

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Could your computer benefit from a little spring cleaning? Out with the old and in with the new – let go of those old files!

Spring has come, which means warmer weather, inviting sun, and that it’s time to clean and organize. Everyone takes the time to spring clean their living spaces, but did you know that spring cleaning your computer can also be just as beneficial? The average laptop or personal computer  has a lifespan of about 2-3 years, but with proper care, including regularly cleaning your computer, it can be extended. Here are some important tips from IT experts to help you when it comes time for spring cleaning your computer.  

1.Utilize Lists In Order To Keep Track While Cleaning Your Computer

One of the main reasons why a computer is quick to slow down is that it has an overwhelming number of files saved in its memory. Setting aside time for cleaning your computer by taking stock of your files is key. Make a list of all of your files in every useable drive. This will serve as a map, and also make it easy for you to tell if you have any unnecessary files clogging your computer, such as duplicates, which you can delete.

2. Use Folders And Subfolders

Just like in the real world, piles of unnamed and unorganized things create clutter and can become hard to sort through. Utilize folders and subfolders to make sure all of your important files are findable and that you don’t bog down your system with doubles.

3. Empty Your Trash Bin

Any IT expert knows that just deleting files is not enough. If they are in your trash bin they can be restored, which means they are still in your system occupying memory.

Allow Working Nets to Be of Cyber Service To You

We can help you make an informed decision when it comes to cleaning your computer and IT. At Working Nets, we know that handling the cyber security for a business while actually keeping that business running can seem impossible, especially in the daunting face of cyber-attacks against much larger businesses. Outsourcing your IT can give you peace of mind and allow you to take care of the things that are important for your company. Working Nets is a Maryland based IT Service and Security company that services small businesses nationwide. We’re always on top of emerging cyber security trends and threats so you don’t have to be.

To talk to someone about managed IT for your business, give us a call at (443) 992-7394. We’d be happy to assist you with your professional business networking needs.

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