Does storing photographs on your computer slow it down?

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  1. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Does storing photographs on your computer slow it down?

    A guy I work with told us that storing photographs on your computer can slow it down and even be harmful? Do any hubbers have any information about this?

  2. daskittlez69 profile image75
    daskittlez69posted 7 years ago

    He doesn't know what he is talking about.  As long as you are getting the pictures from a reputable source then it is fine.  And unless you search for files on your hard drive on a daily basis or have less than 1% disk space left having a hard drive full of files does not effect your daily computer operation.

  3. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Hi daskittlez69,

    Many thanks for your response. This guy is a bit of an ar----e and pretends he knows it all. I was suspicious of what he was saying but not knowing enough about computers I wanted to ask folks that 'do know' what they are talking about. Many thanks again.

  4. profile image0
    Indigitalposted 7 years ago

    I've got 14000 photo's on my computer and it still has 1.6 TB left out of 2.0 - that's with iTunes; Google Chrome; Opera, etc. It doesn't block your computer and as long as you aren't uploading off some stupid website it won't give you viruses.

  5. rembrandz profile image86
    rembrandzposted 7 years ago

    As daskittlez69 says I agree you can keep your photos without slowing down your computer if you have ample space on your hard-disk for page-filing/buffering. My laymen's take! yikes)

  6. vinner profile image81
    vinnerposted 7 years ago

    Not only photographs. System will slow down if you are storing a large number of any kind of files, usually pics comes in large number and small size

  7. arksys profile image90
    arksysposted 7 years ago

    if your operating system (windows) is on C: drive then keep the C: drive as free as possible... always try to keep a minimum of 15% free hard drive space on the operating system partition. you can check this by right clicking mycomputer and choose properties.

    the other partitions can be packed and it will not impact the system performance as much, although the accessing speed of the file will be delayed. 

    you can perform a system "defrag" to increase accessing speed of files.


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