It's also a commonly-neglected task. Because I manage 6 computers, plus 2 mobile phones, my house-cleaning chores might be worse than most people's chores.
I did a quick survey this afternoon and discovered these numbers in various corners of my multiple Macs:
- 1458 items in my Blog Artwork folder
- 1118 Messages in InBox (this is my back-up, mail-catching machine)
- 843 Messages in SentBox
- 5173 Items, 15.7 days, 25.61 GB in my iTunes
I can't wait because I also got a message from Google that the blog image uploading will be down for two hours starting at 5 pm today - why? - they are doing maintenance!
Now I have moved and I am working on one of my other Macs. It says things like this:
Capacity : 232.6 GB (249,715,376,128 Bytes)
Free Space : 197.0 GB (211,498,024,960 Bytes)
Used : 35.6 GB (38,217,351,168 Bytes)
Number of Files : 711,468
Number of Folders : 184,232
Doesn't it seem amazing that there can be
Seven hundred eleven thousand, four hundred sixty-eight files?
Spread across one hundred eighty-four thousand, two hundred thirty-two folders?
Simple division in my head suggests that's only about 4 files in each folder. Maybe I don't want to have 1458 illustrations in my Blog Art folder.
Tomorrow I'll clean it up and report back! (math never sleeps)