How to organize your computer to find information faster

An unorganized computer makes it more difficult to find information and a computer that is cluttered with unnecessary files and email messages can be sluggish. So if you haven’t organized your computer recently and it’s running slower than you’d like (or you’re having trouble finding things), the tips in this article can help you delete or move old files and email and can even help you do a thorough cleanup.

Clear out your old, unnecessary files

So how long should you keep old files on your hard drive? If you haven’t used a particular file for several months, you can probably delete it or store it somewhere else.

How can you tell how old a file is? In the folder where the file is stored, rest your mouse pointer over the file name to see when it was last modified. For more information, right-click the file name and choose Properties. You can see when the file was created, last modified, and most recently accessed. If a file is old and hasn’t been accessed in more than six months, it might be time to clear it out. If you’re not certain, it’s a good idea to open it just to be sure you won’t need it soon.

One more quick and easy way to clear out files is to empty your Recycle Bin. All the files that you have deleted still exist on your computer until you empty your Recycle Bin. To empty the bin, right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and then click Empty Recycle Bin.

Note: If you’re concerned that, in your efforts to clean up your computer, you might have deleted files that you still need, click Open and then review the files in the bin before you empty it. To get back deleted files that you removed by mistake, select those files, and then click Restore to put them back to their original locations.

Finally, after you have cleaned out your files, learn 9 ways to manage them better. And if your computer is still running more slowly than you would like it to, get these tips for ways to speed up your PC and to optimize your computer for peak performance.

Back up important files

The next step in cleaning up your computer is to copy selected files to another storage medium, such as a CD or DVD or an external hard drive. For your most important files, like project files, key presentations, or large emails, you’ll rest a lot easier if you have a backup copy stored safely away from your computer—just in case you lose your computer or it fails. Learn more about options and how to back up your data.

Windows backup features make this step much easier and can help you automate the process. To back up your files, it’s ideal to have a CD or DVD burner or an external hard disk drive you can connect to your computer through a USB or FireWire port.

Clean out your email

Do you have a system for weeding out and organizing your old email messages? Here are a few easy ideas to tame your email inbox and to help avoid email buildup in the future:

  • Create folders where you can store messages by sender, topic, or date.
  • Create email rules to file and manage your messages automatically. For example, you can create a rule to send all messages from your manager to a special folder. Learn more about managing email messages with rules.
  • Use Mailbox Cleanup to assess, locate, and archive email. In Outlook 2003 and 2007, open the Tools menu and click Mailbox Cleanup; in Outlook 2010, open the File menu and click Options, then Mailbox Cleanup.
  • Go through your Sent folder in Outlook, and delete items you no longer need (especially those with large file attachments).
  • If you’re sure you no longer need email you’ve deleted, permanently delete it all from Outlook by manually or automatically emptying the Deleted Items folder. Here’s how to do it in Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010.

For more inbox insight, check out these 4 ways to take control of your email.

Organize and clear out your Internet files

If you’re like most of us, you do a lot of web searching and your Internet Explorer Favorites folder is bursting at the seams. It could probably use some weeding out and organizing. To organize your Favorites in Internet Explorer, on the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.

To access most of the cleanup tasks that you can do in Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options. In the Internet Options dialog box, on the General tab, you have two cleanup options: You can delete the temporary files that websites store on your PC, and you can set up Internet Explorer to save your history for only a specific number of days—or none. These steps can help you to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your computer.

  1. In the Browsing history section, click Delete to remove all temporary files, including your browsing history, cookies, saved passwords, and web form information. You can also select the Delete browsing history on exit check box to delete history automatically each time you close Internet Explorer.
  2. In the Browsing history section, click Settings. In the History section, you can specify the number of days that Internet Explorer should save the list of sites you’ve visited.

Virus : Paramount Reason for your PC Problems

Computers! The inseparable and the most substantial objects which top the list of useful items in our daily routine.The usefulness of these machines need not be defined to the citizen of today. The awareness about its uses is surely there at a defined rate amongst all age groups but is the need for its security also so aptly present??

The doubt arises as to how many of us are aware of the high risks that await our handy, all-rounder machines?

Well; once we are linked to the Internet, no doubt we are connected to the wide world on a small screen but we also are left open to various malfunctions that are inflicted on our computers due to the attack of a number of Viruses, Trojans, Rootkits, Worms, Phishing attacks, Adware infections etc.

Let me enlighten you about a few of the ways and means which might prove of help in case your digital systems get infected and start acting in a way not known to you. The computers might get so much on your nerves that you might feel like either you could bang your head into it or pick it up and fling it at the wall!

To begin with; know what a virus is after all?

An anonymous malicious program that starts functioning from any location in your system, has the capacity to replicate and spread from one file or folder to the other.

The virus is most of the times the prime reason for:

  • Corruption of sensitive data
  • Hampering the security of documents
  • Corrupting and deleting the files
  • Abrupt Reboots
  • Blue screens
  • Undefined and random errors
  • Popup windows
  • Crash down of the RAM of the Computer
  • Reducing the functioning speed of the Computer

Before Viruses cost you your computer, here are some useful tips to save your computer and get rid of viruses.

Select your Antivirus software: Usually when you buy a computer you do get an antivirus software installed in it. But why not go for the best antivirus software that the market has to offer. Some of the top brands are:

  • McAfee
  • Norton
  • AVG
  • Avast
  • Bit Defender
  • Webroot
  • Avira

Installing antivirus software is not enough; they need to be updated from time to time.

Utilizing online Antivirus software: The functioning of an antivirus software is hampered by some viruses which find access to your computer in the form of an antivirus program. To undo the effect of such viruses; you can download some free online antivirus scanning software for getting an on the spot remedy. Online Technical service providers also can be contacted and they can help install scanning software instantly through remote assistance.

Accessing online rescue disks: Rescue disks are to be made while installing an antivirus software and rebooting the computer. These Rescue disks are useful to detect and remove viruses more effectively as they load the antivirus even before the operating system starts loading. These disks are automatically renewed once the antivirus is updated.

Using Anti adware software: When unwanted advertisements clutter your web browser in the form of pop ups then surely these are adware attacks. Such programs are actually malicious in nature and slow down the system, many a times they are carriers of unwanted harmful software which can be used for identity thefts or breaching the security.

Using Firewall to get rid of computer viruses: Security firewall must be updated on timely basis that helps you keep your PC secure. Active firewall keeps your computer away not only from threats and viruses but also from initiation of much bigger problems.

Regular Data Backup:In case if virus enters your system, you might lose the important data existing in your PC, so regular data backup is important for your convenience. Some viruses have the tendency to multiply themselves very rapidly, which can harm the data in your system and corrupt the existing system files. Before it corrupts all files and programs, data backup plays a vital role in saving your data.

These are some of the tricks and tips to protect your system from the threats, viruses and other malicious programs. VSupport is also at your service for assistance in case if you require some help for your computer. VSupport service spectrum provides you the appropriate antivirus and security program for your computer. Once done, a complete scan would be conducted to verify the issue but also would provide steps to rectify it. VSupport techsmarties are at your service round the clock for any software support. VSupport efforts to keep you at ease and your PC working sustainably and which take care of complete health of your personal computer.

Effective And Affordable Services for Computer Repair

Global citizens who like being in touch with the world around them; prefer uninterrupted internet services, best computer peripherals and dexterous antivirus applications.

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When you buy a PC or a laptop; you are sure to have an internet connection, surf the World Wide Web for innumerable reasons, download data, socially connect, view videos and look for good music or games or applications to enhance your PC or laptop. All these activities are sure to add spice to your day-to-day online encounters.

But are you aware that these browsing activities are ways and means of getting computer infections? Yes! Infections!! The way humans fall sick by various infections caused due to allergic conditions or virus attacks or infections caused by microorganisms; the same way computers or Laptops also get seriously affected by virus attacks!

These viruses are actually harmful computer programs which are generated on purpose by cyber thugs; to enter others’ computers, either without the knowledge of the user or just by trespassing! These viruses or other malicious programs like adware; spyware, worms, rootkits, Trojan horses etc. are programmed to either replicate and attach themselves to other documents or applications, or even breach the system security to gather personal information of the user. This personal information; like Bank account numbers, codes, passwords, ID details etc. are then transmitted to the creator of the malicious program who either uses it for his own benefit or passes the info to others. Will you let yourself fall victim to all these bizarre happenings? Indeed not! Just in case this does happen without your knowledge; fret not…..HELP is only a call away!

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