Three Mistakes To Avoid While Cleaning Your PC

Think about it. You either use your PC every day at home or Monday to Friday at school. Some of you have a PC at home and study with one in school as well. Now, think about all the unnecessary dirt and data piled up from over the years…

Want to clean it up?

Here are three mistakes you need to avoid while cleaning your PC:

1. Not Deleting Enough

Begin with your emails. Hit the unsubscribe button generously and clear out your junk button. Next, look into already-saved bookmarks in your browser and only keep the ones you really need. Finally, check every single folder and delete whatever is duplicated, out of date or simply useless for you now. While you’re at it don’t forget to clear out the recycle bin.

2. Not Being Organised Enough

We’re all organised – to varying degrees. Some of us end up having all our data in the downloads folder and some of us name folders as per subject, assignment etc. And some of us fall in between, start and then get too caught up with daily tasks to keep up with organising. The solution to this is to create a simple, yet effective solution so there’s no duplication of files and you can find whatever you need fast. A great tip is to set your downloads to “ask where to save each file before downloading'”.

3. Not Defragging

Files stored in your hard drive split into fragments over time taking up space and making your PC slower. Defragging via the Windows disk fragmenter is an amazing way to literally clean your PC from the inside. All you have to do is back up your data, open the defrag programme in the Control Panel and then hit defrag. It can take a couple of minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the amount of data you have.

Last but not the least, physically clean your PC with the help of a trusted screen cleaner solution and a brush or sticky note to dust off your keyboard for a PC that’s clean and as effective as you need it to be.

Happy Cleaning!

Dell Aarambh
  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.