Day 55 (Month 2 – 24)


Dishes done. Day started…

Today is going to be another day where the results won’t be extremely obvious, but they will be important. I need to clean up this computer and see if it helps the performance any. There is no space left on my C drive, and it keeps doing things like shutting down and rebooting whenever it feels like it.

That probably means getting my computer guy to look at it, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to do some file maintenance too. Does anyone know of a program that would go through your photos and delete duplicates? Or is that wishful thinking…lol.

Apparently not.

I think I’ll try the one he says is the best. I liked the sound of the first one, but my photos are FAR from in one folder.

UPDATE ONE: So far, the program has found over a 1000 duplicate photos, and it is about halfway through. Unfortunately, they are on the Terabyte drive, but still…if I free some space on that drive I can maybe move things from the C drive down.

I have also deleted at least 2000 unread emails. That’ll free a bit of space too, I think… 😉

UPDATE TWO: Love that little program! It found up to 5 copies of some of those photos. Deleted over a gigabyte of duplicates. And I also made a grocery list, washed a load of clothes, and paid some bills, so I didn’t sit and do absolutely nothing all day. 🙂

Here are some before and after shots for you. Here is where I started:

          

C drive almost completely full.             E drive has plenty of space, but all the photos.

After the removal of the duplicate photos and unneeded emails:

Reclaimed over a gigabyte on the C drive, and 11 on the E drive. Hopefully, the machine will run a bit smoother now…

Taking off for the day. Remember that weekends will be less cleaning more doing from now on. I hope to be able to share a cool project with you tomorrow. 😉

 

UPDATE THREE: Just wanted to report that after “compressing the old files” (whatever that means) on my E drive, Terrorbite, I now have 633 Gigs free. That retrieved almost another 20 G. Amazing what a little clean up can do…

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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2 Responses to Day 55 (Month 2 – 24)

  1. wynwords says:

    Is the performance any better?

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