October 19, 2021
Technology

Tech cleanup: Files and folders taking valuable storage from your PC

It happens. The longer we keep our devices, the more cluttered they become.

Open your phone’s app tray for a great example. How many are sitting there that you haven’t opened in months or years? This clutter isn’t just annoying — it can be dangerous, too. Tap or click for the smart way to delete apps you’re not using

On your PC, your Start menu is probably a mess, too. That’s easy to clean up and you’ll thank yourself every time you click it. Tap or click for quick steps to banish the junk.

Then there are all those files you genuinely don’t need. Keep reading for your easy action plan to free up some space like a pro.

YOUR APPS ARE WATCHING EVERYWHERE YOU GO UNLESS YOU CHANGE THIS SETTING

Step 1: Empty the Recycle Bin

When you delete a file, it’s not gone. It first goes to the Recycle Bin, waiting for you to take more permanent action. To get them out of purgatory, right-click on…

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