NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY
Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day promotes taking time out of your day to do some basic housekeeping on your computer.
All computers need regular organizing and clean-up. This includes the removal of old files and clutter. We tend to save emails, documents, and photos on our hard drives when other media can store them for us. Often, we keep duplicates we don’t need. Old programs also create havoc, too. Makes sure you are using the latest versions of programs and operating systems, too.
Over time, files and programs that are unused on your PC clog the memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other data. They may also slow down your computer.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CleanOutYourComputerDay
- Take a look at your files and programs on your computers.
- If you work in an office, encourage your peers to do the same.
- Share tips and tricks to efficient computer clean-up.
- Organize your files and folders.
- Review your emails and delete any that are no longer needed.
- Delete junk files.
- Remove duplicate files.
- Delete old files and programs not being used.
- Update the programs you do use.
- Use #CleanOutYourComputerDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY HISTORY
In 2000, the Institute for Business Technology first promoted National Clean Out Your Computer Day.
Clean Out Your Computer FAQ
Q. Does this day apply to other digital devices such as phones and tablets?
A. It certainly can. Since these devices usually have even less storage space than our computers, keeping them cleaned up also keeps them running smoothly.
Q. I cleaned out my computer, but it still runs very slowly. What else can I do?
A. Make sure your operating system is up to date. Scan your computer for viruses using your virus protection. If you don’t have virus protection, install virus protection.
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