Part of regular computer maintenance is making sure old and unnecessary files in your Recycle Bin are deleted. Not only does deleting files keep your computer more organized but it also keeps your computer from slowing down as it searches for the specific file that you need. Running computer maintenance, like deleting old files, may seem unneeded or without reason, but if files are allowed to accumulate you make soon have a slow computer. New files are stored in your computer every time you access a webpage or download a file. The volume of files saved to your computer grows with every webpage accessed which can add to lots of clutter over time without Free Computer Maintenance. This clutter, as well as other times of unnecessary files, collect over time to slow down your computer. To understand why deleting old files is important you first have to understand how a computer stores files like photos and video.
Computers primarily store information on a piece of hardware called a hard drive. A hard drive is much like a compact disc with the exceptions of the speed of accessing information and the amount of space available. Every file accessed on your computer is stored on your hard drive in clusters or sectors on the hard drive. When your computer needs to find a specific piece of information, it locates where the file was last stored of modified. Locating these files can take quite some time if there are too many files in a directory. This can be problematic not only for you as a computer user as you seek to open a document or spreadsheet but also for the computer itself as it spends time searching for files. Microsoft Windows operating systems have features that allow users to delete unnecessary or old files, like those in the Recycle Bin, but locating these applications and using them correctly can be complicated and take up too much user time which is why we recommend using automated computer maintenance software to delete old files that may slow your computer.