Does your computer’s desktop look like this?
Yes, No, Maybe a little….
You know that is not the best way to store your files right?
Did you know you have less security when you store your files on the desktop?
How about they may not get backed up? Many programs are designed to ignore the desktop. OUCH!! Also, in the event of a crash a restore program may not include those files on the desktop. Double Ouch!!
Oh by the way did you know that storing files on your desktop could actually slow down your computer?
Last but not least it is clutter. If you have a cluttered virtual desktop you may find it is not so easy to find what you need. Because there is too much stuff like Zip file, photos and other downloads. Just like a cluttered physical desktop. The more stuff you have to look at, browse, open or just move the longer it takes to find what you need. It’s easy to find that adorable kitten video or resume if that is the only thing on your desk. But if it is on the bottom of all that other stuff………Clutter, disorganization and feeling overwhelmed! How embarrassing would it be to confuse the kitten video for the resume if you expect to be considered for the job.
National Clean your virtual desktop day is upon us.
Perfect time to get organized!
Move those files. Create folders and then sub folders within your folders.
Example of possible folders and sub folders
- Bee Organized with Pamela
- Schedule (excel spread sheet
- 2016 – published
- Work in progress
- Possible ideas for future article
- back up
What ever you need to easily find your files, music, photo or the such is what you set up. I know it is so easy to save to the desktop but once you get the folders and you are organized it is super easy to save it there. Bonus you don’t have to search for your photo’s because they are all in your photo folder.
Create shortcuts if you need to on your desktop or create a virtual cheat sheet.
You can do it. Think of all the time you will save.
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