How to Delete Items on Your Computer That You Don’t Want to Part With. Do you have so many items on your computer that it’s hard to find what you’re looking for? Are many useless, old files that you don’t want to part with slowing down your computer? Well, keep reading to fix that!
Organizing and Deleting
- Look at every file you have. You should probably make a single folder to hold all the items. Go through the default folders (e.g. if you have Windows check “My Documents”) and move all the items there.
- Create a folder for important items, so you won’t accidentally delete them.And keep them on other partition, other than the partition in which OS resides(In Windows). Examples of important items include: credit card information, tax information, etc.
- Separate the remaining files into folders based on when you last looked at them. Example folder names: 1 month ago, 2 months ago, etc.
- Delete files you haven’t used in a long time. Just delete them all. You won’t need them. Your computer will thank you.
- Alternate Methods AKA ways to not delete items you don’t want to part with:
- Package files you don’t use often into RAR archives. This will compress your old files to a smaller size.
- Take backup of data on regular basis on external storage devices.
- Spend some money and buy a new hard drive.
- In the future, clearly name files and don’t give them abbreviated names which you may forget the meaning of. You can make a folder of things that you will need for a little while, and delete things from here when you “spring clean”. Delete Items on Your Computer
- Go on favorites.
- Right click on a file.
- Click delete.
- Repeat until you deleted all the useless files.