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12 Optimize Syncing

Optimize Syncing

Degunking Checklist:

Image Explore Device Stage

Image Set up a sync partnership

Image Troubleshoot sync partnerships

Image Manually sync a generic MP3 player and review automatic sync options

Image Troubleshoot syncing in Windows Media Player

Image Inventory third-party sync applications

Image Cull unwanted devices and sync software

Image Review and degunk third-party sync settings

You have devices you connect to your computer that, once connected, depending on the device and the settings you have previously (and likely haphazardly) configured, cause various applications, dialog boxes, and windows to open. I’m betting much of this is both a nuisance and unnecessary. Gunk.

Once you’ve dealt with the unnecessary tasks involved with connecting devices (closing windows, applications, and/or dialog boxes, for instance), a software program may automatically open and sync the device for you (as is the case with iTunes and Zune software). What syncs may or may not be optimal, especially if your device has limited hard drive space. Data may be removed you want to keep, or things may be kept you no longer want. Gunk.


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