"When do you throw away old important papers and computer files?"
I'm going through spindles of old CD-Rs and boxes of old files - and I'm at the point where I think I'm just going to throw a lot of it away.
Do I need a hard drive backup of a 68K Macintosh from 1998? Do I need a backup of my Google Play account? Do I need discharge paperwork for a surgery I had in 2003? Do I need my taxes from 1996? Do I need veterinarian paperwork for my cat from 10 years ago? Do I need copies of receipts for a bathroom remodel from 2012?
Do I take photos of it on my phone (like scanning it) and then just keep the photos?
Do I just toss it and never look back?
I'm thinking of tossing anything older than 5 year, except taxes and anything I have a warranty on.