Your laptop operates slowly if many junk files and folders are uploaded and not deleted within time. The files, folders and software occupy a lot of memory space on your hard disc and hence your hard discs do not perform efficiently. If many music folders, video folders, images, documents are piled up, then the operations become automatically slow.
The first step to avoid slow operation is to delete the files and folders as soon as they become useless.
- Clean Up process
The unnecessary applications and obsolete system files should be drained away. Some of the files cannot be deleted just by right clicking. Hence, you must use the Disk Clean-up device that is present in the search box. Then you can choose the location where you want the applications to be dumped just by a simple ‘Enter’ option. You can regularize the Clean-up process by creating a default setting by running it on the Task Scheduler.
- Uninstalling unwanted applications
Some applications that are installed cannot be easily deleted and hence you must enter the Control Panel and then open the main Program files. You can select the programs and then press the ‘uninstall’ option to delete the files. The applications that can be deleted using these options include games, tax software, and other educational or commercial software. A music or media player or any video applications may be installed twice and you can simply delete them by getting rid of duplicates.
- Using Cleanup tool
You must install a system that can automatically clean-up your system and erase files such as browser histories, restore points, caches and other temporary folders. Using this system, your system gets completely cleaned and all the folders, files and applications are deleted.
- Checking your Miscellaneous folders
Some of the folders consist of several files and they should be deleted because they are accumulated for a long period. You must regularly delete the download files and the reinstall a program. Delete the old versions and then install new applications so that your system operates efficiently.
- Check duplicate files or large files
Some word files that are created may be very large and may occupy larger space. Accidently, you may have also created duplicate files. You can enter the main screen of the Windows and check various folders and files that are created and you know the capacity of the files also. In this way, you can delete those old files. You can access them using the disk space analyzer device.
- Moving folders to external drives
You must use a flash memory card or a USB hard drive; you can store all your favorite folders in the drive and delete all such files or folders from the system. As the price of external devices has dropped down drastically, you can use them to store large data. But you must use a good-quality external drive or else your system may be attacked with virus.
Follow the above steps and you will surely see a difference in your laptop’s performance.