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I have lots of stuff in the Trash, is it good practice to clean it out periodically?
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What is "lots of stuff"?
What is periodically?

Empty the Trash when you are certain whatever is in there is not something you might want back. I'm a little OCD with the Trash, so I secure empty every day. But that's just me...

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It's not necessarily "good practice" but if there's no reason to keep the files, get rid of them. They're taking up space otherwise.

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Thanks for the input, I like to keep unnecessary stuff off if I can.I'll empty the trash. Van
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Ever since I have switched I have found myself almost TOO obsessed with keeping this thing in tip top shape.

So far I have made a folder for EVERY single file I have on my system. I keep NOTHING except my Time Machine Drive label on my desktop and my trash is cleaned out the moment I'm done with whatever session I'm doing. So I might clean out my Trash 5 or 10 times a day.

But yeah, I just looked at all the crap I have strewn all over my desktop on my work pc and I can't even pick stuff out anymore.

In fact, I just emptied my recycle bin and found I had over 13 GIGS worth of stuff in there. Craziness!!
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Thanks to Time Machine, there really is NO REASON to use the Trash as "storage" anymore. Just empty the trash every time you put something in it.
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