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NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY – Third Monday in October

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY – Third Monday in October

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day encourages everyone to take time to organize their virtual desktop. The observance takes place on the third Monday in October.

Remember when your computer was new and the desktop was clean and organized? The trash file was empty. The only files on the computer were the ones the manufacturer created. No viruses. No documents. And your computer was fast, too. You were ready to create, design and program. 

A clean and organized space offers fewer frustrations. Everything is in its file and you know where to find it. Archive old files. Create short cuts. This will help your computer run faster and help you find them more quickly. Pin favorite apps to the start menu.  

Name photos and put them on a thumb drive. Clean out that email, too. Delete unused icons. You can do the same thing with your phone. Are there games you don’t play anymore? Eliminate them. Make sure your virus protection is up to date and run it. Make sure it runs on a regular schedule. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay

Neaten up your desktop by deleting unneeded items and sorting the rest into folders. Share your tips. For those who are tech-savvy, offer to help others. For example, if Grandma complains that her computer is slow, you owe it to her to help her out. Show her how to keep her computer running smooth.  Use #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY HISTORY

 The Personal Computer Museum located in Brantford, Ontario Canada created National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. 

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