By Jan Venolia
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As a general rule, the fewer 'levels' of directory you have, the quicker 47 WRITING WITH A COMPUTER your computer will work. As in most things, the keywords are simplicity and structure. Housekeeping also refers to making sure you know what is on your hard disk. Make frequent checks to see what files you have made, and which ones you have to keep on your hard disk. Do not keep files on the hard disk that you never use. Also, clear off any files that areduttering up your data directories. lt is easy, especially when you are new to computing, to open up various 'trial' files to experiment with: make sure that they are wiped off periodically.
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