During all the time you spend at work, you probably take your computer’s hard drive for granted. But it is possible for it to fill up, especially if it has to store data left behind by multiple employees or other users. Here is a helpful guide for clearing data off of your company’s hard drives.
Clean Up the Disk
Part of the process involves cleaning up the disk. For the users who do not know how to do this, there is a program that all Windows computers have as a standard piece of software. This program will look at every single, program, file, and app that is stored on the hard drive. It collects everything that you hardly ever use. This function helps to improve overall machine performance. You can also choose to delete anything you don’t want to keep. If you’ve run this program and your computer is still unacceptably slow, don’t panic just yet. Restarting your computer can make an enormous difference.
Move Unneeded Files
If you have thumb drives or other forms of external data storage, then they could come in handy here. You can also consider moving unnecessary files into long-term cloud storage. That way, you won’t have to worry about corrupted files disrupting your workflow. You also won’t have to worry about the flash drives being lost or stolen, and if it turns out you need the files again, all you have to do is download them again. You’re already paying for cloud storage, so don’t hesitate to take full advantage of it!
Get Rid of Backups
Backing up files is always important. Never underestimate the power of duplicate files. At the same time though, there are some backups that you just don’t need to depend on anymore. Those include the backups of smartphones, tablets, and other devices that are now integral to how we conduct business on a daily basis. These backups can be moved to other devices, such as laptops, for on-the-go usefulness. Smartphone backups can also be stored on individual clouds provided by mobile service carriers.
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