Quick tip to speed up your PC or Mac

When your computer is new, everything is shiny and fast. Loading files and opening programs is done in the blink of an eye. Then years go by and your machine slows down.

It is logical. As time goes by, you accumulate many more programs and files that fill up valuable hard drive space. Couple that with processes running in the background all the time, and your machine will slow down.

One of the easiest ways to give a PC or Mac a boost is to free up some space and delete any files you don’t need to store locally. Read on for the steps to take, sponsored by our friends at I drive

Step 1: Clean up the mess

If you want to speed up your computer, it’s a good idea to run native Disk Cleanup or another similar utility on your desktop. Doing this removes unnecessary files, temporary files and other unnecessary junk that lingers. This in turn speeds up your computer.

To run Disk Cleanup in Windows 10:

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To delete temporary files:

Type disk cleanup in the search box on the taskbar and select Disk Cleanup from the list of results. Select the drive you want to clean, then select OK. Under Files to delete, select the file types you want to delete. Select it to get a description of the file type. Select OK.

To run a similar utility on your Mac:

have macs storage management features built-in, but your best bet is to use a third-party app. Disk Clean Pro is a top-rated option. Tap or click here to download it to your Mac.

Step 2: Clean up space hogs

Your download folder can cause your computer to slow down significantly if you don’t clean it up regularly. Take the time to clean up your old download folder, files and other space hogs to make your computer faster.

Do it the old-fashioned way: open your download folder and sort by size. Find everything you no longer need and start deleting.

Got anything else to comb through? This guide will give you a lot of information on how to find old files on your PC, Mac and other devices.

Step 3: Back up what’s left

Now you have the files you really care about. Ask yourself: should you save them all on your desktop? Chances are, the answer is “no.”

Backing up all your files may sound daunting, but our sponsor I drive makes it easy. You can manage everything from a computer, tablet or smartphone and all your files and folders are synced in real time.

And even better, it’s a bargain. Right now, you can get 5 TB of cloud backup at a 50% discount. That’s less than $40 for a full year of secure, encrypted data storage.


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