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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Sep 13, 2019

The Side Effect of Impatience

It’s easy to get impatient when you are waiting for your computer to shutdown so it can restart, but not letting it do it’s thing can be bad.

No matter how many times you think about forcing it to shutdown by popping the power button, don’t do it.

The operating system in your computer constantly creates temp files as it performs the tasks you ask it to perform and these unneeded files are marked to be sent to the trash when you computer goes through its shutdown sequence.

A lot goes on during a shutdown, especially if you haven’t shut your computer down for a long while.

When you cut the process short, those unnecessary files build up and waste space. 

Done repeatedly, this can fill your hard drive up, which will cause your computer to become unstable.

For those that have been guilty of this common action, it would be a good idea to run the Disk Cleanup utility in Windows.

For the most part, those running a MacOS would also be wise to allow the computer to properly shutdown as a similar impact will result.