The beginning of the year is the perfect time to spring clean your desktop, folders, files and browser. While this sounds easy enough, if you use your computer frequently and have had it for a long time, you’re likely to have a cluttered hard drive, unused programmes and a messy desktop. Here are 5 tips to get you started on organising your computer.
1. Sort out your desktop
Start with your desktop screen (the default screen you see after starting up and logging into your computer).
The first thing you should do is delete any unnecessary shortcuts. Next, remove any files that you have saved to your desktop and place them in relevant folders. For example, if you have Word documents on your desktop, rather move them to your Documents folder. If you have downloaded images on your desktop, either delete them or move them to another folder.
Once you have deleted unnecessary shortcuts and files, right click on your desktop, select ‘View’ and then ‘Auto Arrange Icons’ to align all your icons and remove empty spaces left by deleted icons.
2. Manage your document folders
Certain folders tend to become cluttered q...