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Degunking Windows 7 by Joli Ballew

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Clean Up the Default Folders and Libraries

Deleting superfluous files might not seem necessary if you have a 500GB hard drive, but it is. When Windows 7 looks for a file, it has to search the full hard disk for it. The more stuff on your hard disk, the more stuff it has to look through. Additionally, deleting unnecessary files is certainly essential if you’ve received the dreaded “low on disk space” error, although these errors are becoming less and less prevalent with the access most of us have to large hard disks. Beyond all of that, though, you don’t want to wade through a thousand unwanted picture files to find the one picture you want to share and print. Why keep unwanted data? It’s just gunk!

A Note About Saving Files

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