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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:57 pm 
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I think I need to defrag my computer?


Any links and can an idiot like me do it?

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Yeah you just set the program to run and then leave it for ages as it will normally slow your pc up.


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Windows?

Open My Computer, right-click the drive in question, properties at the bottom, tools tab, defragment.

If you don't have much free space it'll take a lot longer than usual.


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Looking for the joke in there.

O&O Defrag is fast and bulbous.


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I havent ran defrag since i got this system 3 yrs ago [Might have been 2 :? ]
I do believe there is a school of thought that says you should never use the defrag :?
Anyone any info on this :?


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A disk formatted with NTFS doesn't require half the defragging that FAT used to. It still makes a difference but very little. Plus in the days of FAT disks were a lot slower so a little went a long way to increase performance.

The way to go with system issues is to use task manager, and performance monitor to track what's causing any slow downs.


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It is good to keep drives at 60% or less full. How often you need to defrag depends on the usage of your drive. The latest OSs do it automatically.

I do a lot of video editing, mainly very large files, and it helps to make sure you have nice large clean areas for these.

I still manually defrag, especially when I have cleared off large project files. Our operating systems have become much better at handling things themselves though. Unless you totally stuff a drive to the brim things don't tend to grind to a halt like they might have in the past.


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Why do you think it needs a defrag? if it's running slower , when was the last time you cleaned it down like temporary internet files, cache, cookies etc?


This help?

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/h ... vista.html


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