Updated: 07/20/2017 by Computer Hope
Housekeeper on a computer screen.

When referring to computers, housekeeping is a term used to describe the optimization of a hard drive. Housekeeping commonly involves removing old or unused files and programs, backing up data, or running disk utilities such as a ScanDisk, Defrag, or an antivirus scan. Housekeeping keeps the computer organized, running properly, and should be performed at least once a year.

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