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NewsYou can build your own Earth 2.0 with the awesome website 'Earth-like' Pin
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Then again, what does it matter if those files remain on the disk?

Several of my (non-computer-educated) friends seriously believe that the processing speed of their computer is reduced if they have "unnecessary" files lying passively on their disk. Well... Theoretically, there might be a microscopic difference for file system operations on magnetic disks if it hasn't been defragmented for ten years and is 99% full, but people with such worries rather tend to defrag even their 30% full NTFS flash disks every week...

The primary reason for clearing out files is to give yourself an easier task of overviewing your disk(s). After I moved out all my user files to separate disks - one for my music archive, one for my digital video, one for ... - I stopped worrying about the system disk (and it certainly helped me in managing my own files!) I do flush temp directories down the drain now and then. I do delete log files regularly. Maybe once a year I defragment the system drive (even if is a flash disk - it has no effect on the access time to the physical disk, but it can improve the effect of disk caching). I see no reason to overdo it.

Some of these "optimizations" is at the same level as uninstalling the windshield wipers of your car because It never rains in Southern California[^].
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