Managing your Windows files is currently a must, especially since most individuals are using their own laptops or computers to complete their daily online work tasks, as well as virtual classes. 

How To Manage Windows Files? Follow These Computer Document Management Methods To Keep Your Desktop Neat and Tidy
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Since a lot of things happen when you are using your computer, some individuals tend to forget to remove their junk files, which can pile app quickly before they even notice them. 

These could lead to various internal issues, such as overheating, system lagging, and other bugs that could affect your work and online lessons. But, before you start deleting your documents, videos, and images, here are the files that are considered trash or junk files:

  • Downloaded Program Files
  • Temporary internet files
  • Old Windows
  • Thumbnails
  • Recycle Bin

Now that you know the Windows files you need to remove, here are some methods you can follow to manage them and all your remaining essential documents. 

How To Manage Your Windows Files

According to MakeUseOf's latest report, managing your Windows files is easier than you expect. The first thing you can do is clear away your file residue.

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This means that if you delete an image, video, or document, you still need to remove them from your recycle bin since they could still have some running data that could affect your desktop's performance. 

On the other hand, you can also use Cloud storage providers. As of the moment, there are various tech firms offering them for free, such as the popular Google Drive file storage. 

Aside from these, you could also check for duplicate files. Sometimes, people tend to save documents more than twice to ensure that they successfully downloaded them. These duplicate files will take a lot of space if they pile up. 

If ever you see a document with the numbers 1, 2, so on and so forth, then that means they are duplicates. You can easily delete them to save more space.  

In other news, Microsoft users are currently at risk of a phishing campaign using malicious links. On the other hand, Microsoft Windows 11 users were removed from the company's Insider Program because they don't have the required CPUs.  

Other Windows Management Methods To Try

PC Mag also provides its own methods that you can try to keep your Windows laptop tidy. These include the following techniques: 

  • Always display your libraries
  • Use apps to share files
  • Rely on OneDrive Online Storage to save not-so-important files 
  • Always manage your images and videos

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