Cleaning out my digital files and getting ready for the New Year
I know I recently posted a blog about cleaning out your digital files. Believe me, I thought I had done it all, but I quickly forgot exactly how much more I needed to do.
This morning I decided to clean out my laptop and move all my documents to my external hard drive. I use the Western Digital Portable Drive, it’s pretty old from 2015 GASP! Technologically speaking it is almost as old as a dinosaur.
From there I thought I would merge files into my external e: drive on my main PC. I still have plenty of space and this way I can get rid of duplicate files. This weekend I installed additional 4 GB of ram to help speed up my video editing (Sony Vegas) and to upgrade my photo editor. (Corel Paint Shop Pro). I also upgraded my antivirus and internet security by installing 360 Norton 2018. I know I’m getting a bit off track but believe me when I say, “I clean the computer” I mean inside, outside and everywhere in between. I mean, my PC is my tool, if I were a cab driver I would maintain my car as best as I could.
Anyway, so I started merging files, deleting duplicates and even unearthing old ideas I had saved aside for “someday”. I’m nowhere near done, I still have a ton to clean up! But it’s great to do this cleaning ritual every once in awhile, and in the process, I get to re-discover old projects.
Going into this task I had to trick myself into not thinking and just ‘doing’. Now that I’m halfway through, I can finally admit I was a bit overwhelmed but I’m doing it until the end. Even though I have worked on a few baby steps I feel so accomplished and proud. I’m looking into getting a terabyte of cloud storage for pictures and such thus freeing some much-needed space.
When was the last time you cleaned your digital files? If you’re in the process of cleaning out your PC/laptop/smartphone, I know how you feel, and remember “You can do it!” Don’t give up.
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