The Importance of Cleaning Temporary Files If Your Computer is Slow
There is nothing more frustrating than a slow computer, particularly if you are on a deadline. You may find yourself slowed down by this annoyance more often than you care to admit. You may even have found yourself spending precious time searching the Internet for tips on how to make your computer work faster. It is not as complex as it sounds. The most common reasons that computers are running slow generally also come with some very common (read, easy) ways to fix those problems and have your computer running efficiently in no time. Here we will talk about the importance of keeping an eye on your temporary files when it comes to speeding up your computer.
Believe it or not, just about everything you do on the computer can create a temporary file. If you start a Word document, or use an Excel file, you may also be using even more Temporary files than you thought. If you get emailed these kinds of files consistently, you are creating even more temporary files. There is nothing wrong or harmful about Temporary Files, so long as you remember their name. Temporary.
When these files aren’t cleaned up regularly, they start to clog up your computer like anything else in your life. You may only use them once, and then forget all about them. If you can get rid of them safely and effectively, you would be surprised at how easy it is to get your computer speeding along like it was brand new.
When it comes to removing Temporary Files, you also want to consider files that you aren’t using any more. Even though they may not be found in the Temporary Files folder, now is a good time to start going through your computer and getting rid of anything you don’t use. If you no longer use them, they are temporary files aren’t they? Start with your list of programs and uninstall anything you are no longer using. As well, go through all of your documents and files and get rid of anything that you have not accessed in the last year or is not an important file. Once you do that, be sure to clean out the Recycle Bin as well.
It’s unlikely anything will go wrong if you remove the unnecessary temporary files correctly. But as always – backup your important files before you undertake any major PC tuneup task.