Self Care of your System while Working from Home

During this pandemic situation of covid-19 virus Work from Home has turned out to be a practice which proved to be very beneficial for corporate sector. Both the company and the employees, are being facilitated by this concept to bridge the physical gap that was created for reasons of impaired logistics.

As a user, we are dependent upon electronic devices (computer, mobile, tabs etc.) for smooth continuation of this process. So, it is very important to know the uses and proper maintenance of these electronic devices so that their performance remains seamless without much of hitches.

From my work experience I have found that though most of the computer users are very efficient in their job but when it comes to the overall management and upkeep of their devices, especially their computers, they are not well equipped to handle. For example, say, file management. Many of the users, don’t have any clear concept about how to optimize the performance of the computer by properly stacking their files, backing them up, clearing up the duplicates and cleaning them from viruses for that reason, they are mostly dependent on IT supports. This dependency may be largely eliminated if one can routinize this exercise by following some simple but easy steps as mentioned below:

1> After the completion of your work keep your files in cloud drive on a daily basis as a backup protocol. If any technical snag occurs in your computer / laptop, files will be safe. You can make good use of Google drive (15 GB free per email), One drive etc. for this purpose.

2> Make sure that you keep the desktop of your computer clean, this will make it a little bit faster. For that you need to make a folder in any drive except C: drive and put its shortcut on desktop and store important files in that folder.

3> Cleaning up the disk on windows 10.


1. Type Disk Clean-up in the Search Bar (Windows + R)

2. Press Enter

3. At the Drives list, select which drive you want to run Disk Clean-up on

4. Select which files you want to delete

5. Click OK

6. Click Delete files

4> Defragmenting your Hard drive.


1. Press (Windows + R) key to open the search bar and enter defrag.

2. Select Defragment and Optimize Drives.

3. Select the disk drive you want to optimize.

4. Select the Optimize button.

5> Uninstall unused programs. The process of automation through IT applications has been one of the main pillars of success for any modern-day organisation. With every passing day, system is growing to be complex and the users are now getting used to working in an environment which is truly “paperless”. Therefore, if we draw an analogy between the physical and electronic environment, end of the day we should keep our digital workspace clean, the way we kept our workstation spick and span all these times. 

Siddhartha Gupta