Poll: How often do you perform cleanup/maintenance on your main work computer?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How often do you perform cleanup/maintenance on your main work computer?".

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Other Apr 15

I empty my download folder and trash folder quite regularly, at least once a week. Apart from that, mostly when an issue appears.

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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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When I remember Apr 15

Being reminded to do it by polls like this can be effective.

Moments when I tend to get round to it, when I have time but not the concentration powers to do translation, such as when waiting for a medical appointment or on a not very long train journey. And in particular in those same situations when someone is insisting on talking to me, despite my having the laptop open...


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2006)
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Weekly Apr 15

to prevent problems from taking place.

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Other Apr 15

The only thing I do is whenever my computer takes a long time to boot (monthly?) I delete all the temporary Internet files and uninstall some unused programs; all the maintenance is done online by a computer technician and if there is a serious problem that she can’t fix online she will visit me.

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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Member (2008)
English to Italian
other Apr 15

I move files into the right folders (you this that you save on desktop because you have no time) quite regularly (every 3/4 days) and the same happens for the files that need to be thrown away.

Maintenance, when a problem comes up


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