Why You Shouldn’t Be Saving Files to Your Desktop

Desktop storage has been the way of the world for decades, now. Would you believe that, even though your computer is yours to operate, it’s not always safe?

Desktop storage has been the way of the world for decades, now. Would you believe that, even though your computer is yours to operate, it’s not always safe?

Desktop storage has been the way of the world for decades, now.  Would you believe that, even though your computer is yours to operate, it’s not always safe?  There are so many things that could go wrong with desktop storage that it’s shocking we still use it.  If you really want to keep your documents safe, you should be using other methods to save your work.  Read on to find out what we’re talking about.

What’s Wrong With Desktop Storage?

 

You probably save files to your desktop for easy access.  Instead of opening up a pesky folder, it’s easier to have it right there on your desktop.  However, if you perform a system restore, these files aren’t protected and will be deleted.  Not only that, but a lot of file cleaners and antiviruses aren’t programmed to run through desktop files.  The worst issue of all with desktop storage has to be clutter.  You have a background image for a reason, don’t you?  It’s nice to be able to actually see it!

 

What Can You Do Instead?

 

The easiest solution is to save to Windows Library.  Your computer will come with these folders already made; Pictures, Videos, Documents, etc.  Take a few minutes (or longer, depending on how many files you have) and organize your files.  You’ll thank yourself later when you can easily find that Word document you’re looking for.  Another option is to save to the cloud online; that way, even if your computer crashes and deletes everything, the files are still saved.  And it’s always a good idea to do both methods, just to be safe!

 

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