One of the things I do in computer maintenance for Microsoft Windows is check if your hard drive is on a optimize schedule.  Optimizing can speed up Windows by putting all the parts of a file in a continuous location.  In this way the read head of the hard drive doesn’t have to jump all over the drive to retrieve a  file. 

 Now if you have a SSD(Solid State Drive) instead of an old fashioned drive, then you probably shouldn’t optimize. 

In Windows 10, search for “optimize”  to find the”Defragment and Optimize Drives” app.  The default setting is weekly and I usually leave it this way.  But check yours to be sure – it will speed up the computer in local tasks if it’s done often.              

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