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Are You Among the 52% of Us Known as ‘Digital Hoarders’? Who’ve Never Deleted a Single File from Our Phone or Computer!

Welcome to a new decade, where digital hoarding is 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’s how the survey breaks down.

TOP 5 OBSTACLES TO DELETING UNUSED/OLD FILES
1. Possibility of needing these files in the future         39%
2. They are memories that can never be deleted       35%
3. It’s a chore or it’s boring                                          32%
4. Feel bad deleting old files                                       26%
5. Not having the time                                                 25%

Why do you hold onto files or pictures?

  • Mel McKay

 


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