52% of Us Are ‘Digital Hoarders’ Who’ve Never Deleted a Single File from Our Phone or Computer

52% of Us Are ‘Digital Hoarders’ Who’ve Never Deleted a Single File from Our Phone or Computer

Well this might explain why your computer runs slow.  Apparently digital hoarding has become a thing.

A new study found over half of us let all of our photos, songs, and other files pile up. To the point that we’ve never deleted a SINGLE FILE from any of our devices.

52% of Americans said they’ve never deleted a file.  And 33% are holding onto stuff that’s more than 10 years old.  Here are four more quick stats on our inability to let go of our digital junk:

1.  The #1 reason we won’t delete files is we’re worried we might need them someday.  Not wanting to let go of old “memories” is #2.

2.  78% of us have transferred old files to another device to avoid deleting them.

3.  24% of people would be embarrassed if someone went through their digital stuff.  Especially all the embarrassing pictures they never deleted.

4.  On average, about 25% of your storage is devoted to old, unnecessary files.

Check out the full article here. 

 

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