Are There Too Many Files on Your HardDrive?

Most computers, whether desktops or laptops contain hard disk drives. We use these to store our work or anything else we may download from the internet. These downloaded items are saved to your hard drive. You can then use them at your leisure.  I am also aware that some programs can be used directly from online sites. However, the majority will still need downloading to your computer’s hard drive.


Businessman is transferring files from his mobile to a hard drive that is very full.

Is your hard drive as full as this poor businessman’s? No!
Well until recently mine was.

I had downloaded so many programs and PLR, that recently my poor laptop cried out for help. Its hard drive was overflowing; because of this, it could hardly function.

I bought an external storage device and transferred over many of the stored items from my laptop. I thought I had relieved the pressure on my laptop’s hard drive. My mistake, files were copied NOT MOVED from one place to the other. This was a big surprise as I thought I was deleting them from the hard drive. So, I had to go back through them and delete those files from the hard drive. Job well done. Yeah!

Oh No It Wasn’t

The laptop’s drive was still full! By this time I was pulling my hair out. I had moved files to the external drive and deleted them from the laptop. So what had I done wrong?

Then it hit me, and I could have cried.  Another mistake, although these files were deleted, they were still on the hard drive but in the bl**dy trash. So a word of warning; never forget to empty your trash.

Never Forget To Empty your Trash.

Broken hardware in basket

What Are All These Files?

I honestly don’t know what most of the files are.  When I went through my purchase history, I was amazed at what I had bought over the years. Some of those purchases were no longer available; the links went to unavailable pages. That is something I must remember when I buy anything in the future. They should be downloaded straight away just in case I lose them.

I Am Now A Reformed Freebie Downloader. Until The Next Time, That is!!

I don’t’ even recognise some of these files. I think they were probably free or promised they would make me rich with the click of a button.

I won’t buy any more programs unless I know for definite what I shall be doing with them—the same with PLR articles and documents. I have so many different niche PLRs that I shall probably never make any use of most of them.

My advice to any of you who are newly setting out online or setting up a blog is this: don’t download freebies or programs that you are not planning to use soon.

Until Next Time

Just a thought before you go. If you happen to be looking for an excellent coaching program, then look no further than John Thornhill.

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