Things I learned this week:
- Open Settings > System > Storage, and then click on Apps & Features.
- Under the Sort By dropdown, select Install Date.
- Go through and remove anything you don’t need. If an app is unfamiliar, search for it online to see if it’s something you need or if you can safely get rid of it. You can also search for it on Should I Remove It? (though we recommend skipping the Should I Remove It? application and just searching for the software’s name on the site).
This originated from Wirecutter’s post on 7 Steps to Tidying Your Digital Life
My favorite advice is to do one step and see what happens when you move forward.
Disclaimer: I did a couple of items.
Where did the Tidy Up vector lead? I learned how to actually delete other temp files on the same Storage Settings page and that would have been enough except that led me to notice an unchecked box labeled “Downloads Folder” and I wondered, when do I ever clean that out, and so I did a pretty good chunk and it reminded me that this process is one I used to do more frequently and like writing, just escaped me and now I turn back to it :)