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Working from home? 5 Ways to Show Your PC Love

Working from home?  5 Ways to Show Your PC Love

Organize your files

Organizing all your files is a great project that you take care of when you have extra time. After years of using a computer, most people end up with documents, photos, and video files on multiple storage devices. They can be spread on old laptops, desktops and a number of external hard drives.

Now is a good time to centralize everything on a desktop computer, a heavy external hard drive with a large capacity, or even a network attached storage box (NAS).

To get started, you’ll need to remove all those files from your external hard drives or old devices and put them in a central storage (high-capacity external PC, NAS, or HD). If Windows warns you that you already have a specific file on your computer, throw it there as a duplicate. It can be an older (or newer) version of the information you want to keep.

Sure, you can get a mess of duplicate files like MyBookReport, MyBookReport (2), etc., but it’s good for now. The idea is to have everything in one place; you can organize it later.

Once all the files are in place, consider how you want them organized,. Once this is done, it’s time to find and remove duplicate files.

After removing all duplicates and storing the ones you want to keep, it’s time to erase all those hard drives. This may be a bridge too far for some, but it is less likely to cause confusion in the future. However, you should first consider backing up your data.

You might want to organize your messy Windows desktop while you do it!

Implement a backup strategy

"Backup" menu for Windows 10.

After spending all this time organizing your files, it would be horrible to lose all your hard work! That’s why it’s a good idea have a solid backup plan. An ideal backup plan stores copies of your data in three locations: your computer, a local device, and off-site.

This may seem like a stretch, but (well-organized) redundancy is the idea. A NAS or external hard drive is the easiest way to create local backups because you can use them Windows 10 File History feature. To create a copy of Safety external, you can use a cloud backup service, What the Backblaze or carbon.

If a cloud service isn’t for you, you can use another external hard drive and store it elsewhere, such as in an office drawer at work or at a relative’s home. The problem with this approach is that you need to continuously bring the backup off-site to save the new files on both external drives. An online service makes this task much easier; Additionally, you can encrypt your online backups to further protect your files.

However, if you encrypt, you are responsible for remembering the encryption password. If you lose it, you will also lose access to your files.

Set up a password manager

Handwritten words on a piece of paper.

Passwords are a problem, which is why many people use the same two or three for all their accounts. Unfortunately, this is a terrible approach. If a hacker ever discovers one of these passwords, the rest of your accounts are easy to infiltrate.

However, creating unique passwords for each site and keeping them in order requires a lot of dedication or a word manager. And we’re not talking about from your web browser.

A word manager is a dedicated multi-device program that saves your passwords, records them (or fills in your account details) automatically, and generates new passwords when needed. You can also use a password manager to store secure notes, Wi-Fi passwords, bank details, and more.

For added security, we recommend that you consider a hardware authentication device, such as a YubiKey. Because they need it two-factor authentication, are a great option to protect your online accounts.

Remove dust and clean the inside of the computer

A hand holding an air box over an open computer tower.

PCs can «drown» if they accumulate too much dust inside. Desktop and laptop computers rely on the flow of air to bring cold air inside and expel hot things. When too much dust adheres to the fan blades, cables, chassis interior or components, the air cannot move. When left unattended, a computer cannot cool down properly. This can degrade your computer’s performance or, in extreme cases, damage its components.

How often you should clean your computer depends on how much dust you have in the forest area. If you live in a hot, dusty climate, you will need to clean your computer more often than someone who lives in a place where it has been raining for half a year.

To properly clean your computer, you’ll need some supplies, including a compressed air box, a screwdriver to open the case, and a microfiber cloth. This is also a great opportunity to improve the condition of the cables. Take some zippers or zippers and rearrange these cables in the way.

You can follow us step instructions to He died to clean your desktop thoroughly. If you have a Macbook or another laptop, you can also use compressed air to remove dust.

Clean the keyboard and mouse

Health officials continue to tell us to wash our hands regularly and keep surfaces clean to avoid coronavirus. Apart from your phone, there is no better place for germs to become infected at home than on the keyboard and mouse.

You can simply wipe a mouse with a disinfectant wipe to clean it. We do not recommend using bleach, as it may damage it. Virtually anything you can use disinfect your smartphone it should not damage your mouse or keyboard.

Can follow our instructions to clean your keyboard well. If you have a mechanical one, it is quite easy to remove the keys for a thorough cleaning. However, it is difficult to remove and replace the membrane keys. It’s probably best to give up as much as you can (or replace it with a mechanical model ).

More ideas

We hope some of these ideas will help you keep things more organized (or cleaner) while spending hours at home.

Here are some other things you can do:

  • Be sure that VIRUS depends on the load.
  • Make Wifi It is The home.
  • Upgrade computer hardware.

The tips I covered above can improve you computing experience in I work from home. In addition, when things return to normal, you’ll have a much better computer setup, a well-organized file structure, better security, and clean hardware.