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How to Organize Your Computer

We all know things at our desks can get pretty messy, but if you have as many pictures, documents and music files on your computer as I do, you've probably noticed things on your hard drive getting pretty messy too.

For my guide to creating a well-organized computer, just

  • Open the most unorganized folders and begin to choose the ones that you do not need anymore.
  • Select and delete the files you do not need by dragging them to the trash or clicking on them and clicking delete.
  • Create at least three new categories and then create folders to go along with them. If you have many sub-categories, you can create folders inside the folders you just created, but be careful not to create so many folders that you can’t remember where you’ve saved your items.
  • Move all your categories into your documents. This is usually named 'My Documents.'
  • Empty your recycle bin. All the files you have just deleted go to a folder called the recycle bin. The recycle bin is located on the desktop. Confirm all the deleted files. Then right click the recycle bin and select empty.
  • Run the desktop clean up wizard. This wizard will clean up any shortcuts you have never used before, or haven't used in a long time. To get onto this wizard you must right click on the desktop and put your mouse over 'arrange icons by', then click 'run desktop clean up wizard'.
  • Restart your computer. After your computer has done all the hard work, moving files on your hard drive, it needs a mini break.
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c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
i think i need this LOL
MsShamae MsShamae 10 years
I always clean up my computer. I also Defrag it so I can frre up more space
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Good idea geeksugar.
justjaime27 justjaime27 10 years
lol I just did this with all of the shopping sites I had saved to favorites...there were TONS!!! lol So, I divided them up into categories...ex: clothes, shoes, accessories, home, for baby, etc. Aaaah feels SO much better! lol Still need to clean up my computer a TON more, but the hubby has work stuff on here, so I want him to do his first then I'll do mine. :)
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