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Old 07-06-2009, 06:21 AM
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When do you DEFRAG your PC?

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When do you or how often do you defrag your pc? I run both diskeeper and perfectdisk at night time when I am sleeping both on different scheduled times.
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:54 AM
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Hardly ever these days. I used to do it quite often in Windows 95 and Windows 98 when they system started getting sluggish but haven't noticed the system getting sluggish with Windows XP and newer hardware
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:45 AM
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I don't , i own a Mac ^^
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:10 PM
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I don't , i own a Mac ^^
Every hard drive becomes fragmented.
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:24 PM
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Every hard drive becomes fragmented.
A lot of it depends on the file system. NTFS fragments worse then FAT32, and NWFS - network file system which is native linux and I thnk mac, does not need to be defragged. And if it does, its rare.

I defrag my home computer a few times a year, say 3 or 4 times a year. But I run FAT32 partitions instead of NTFS. So the fragmentation level is going to be less as compared to someone with straight NTFS partitions.
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:27 PM
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On an XP primary drive I would defrag after a set amount of deletions or installs/uninstalls. If my temp file directories were particularly huge (cookies, logs, IE cahce) and I've uninstalled a few applications - I'll defrag. Otherwise, it's not something I would do just for the sake of doing it.

The secondary drive its different. Since I use it as a scratch/cache drive for applications and I have a lot of working files that eventually get downgraded to storage drives later, I'll defrag more frequently.
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:45 PM
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The only time I manually and purposely defragged was before setting the virtual memory static size, which is recommended so Windows won't be using a fragmented paging file.

After that was done and the paging file was physicaly in one piece, I let windows defrag automatically by its own schedule, I think it does it every Thursday morning.
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:44 PM
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Only after deleting a lot of files. It is not very often.
 
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:34 PM
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I make it mandatory to defrag every month.

I use O&O Defrag Suite tools to do that. They are scheduled to do that every month.
 
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:45 AM
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Usually it takes me once a month to defrag my pc and up to a year or so to format it but now I dont get a chance to defrag my PC because it needs to be formatted at least once a month because of freaking viruses.
 
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:25 AM
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I too run Diskeeper Have set it to run automatic mode, so I dont defrag manually anymore.
 
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:29 AM
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I too run Diskeeper Have set it to run automatic mode, so I dont defrag manually anymore.
Yes. I keep diskeeper on automatic also. I sometimes run Diskeeper manually just to do a quick defrag, PerfectDisk for the more heavy intense manuals and also PerfectDisk for the system files defrag.
 
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:21 PM
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I defrag about every month, but the last few times I get a message at the end that some files were not able to be done. It's always just one file, my outlook.pst file. Which is actually rather large.
 
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:29 PM
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Whenever I think about it, but that is usually months in between.
 
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:37 PM
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Rule of thumb depends on your personal use habits to be honest. Some that use their computer for little else than checking email and going to web pages but never adds or deletes files other than cache from browser and emails only really needs worry with it about 1 or 2 times a year just for good house keeping purposes(technically) someone who uses their computer more of course needs to schedule their upkeep practices accordingly.

Vista of course does it's own defragging, XP, and the like you have to manually do or go out of your way to schedule. I have one computer that was getting slow that has been running XP-Pro for about 4-5 years without a format, I bought Lilo's System Mechanic and it has really done an excellent job at speeding things up enough I don't have an immediate need to reformat.
 
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:42 PM
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Hey, you're not Lilo are you???
 
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:43 PM
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Nope not associated in any way to Lilo other than I have recently decided to give it a try because of a system problem and was fairly pleased with the result is all. Upon the research I did before purchasing it showed it to be one of the favorites in the arena as well.
 
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I was just teasing. I could tell you weren't Lilo by the hat.
 
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:45 PM
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